Two brothers are rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being SPEARED by a 100kg marlin that jumped onto their inflatable boat
- Two brothers, aged 46 and 48, were injured after a marlin leapt into their boat
- They were believed to be on fishing trip in the Solitary Islands Marine Park, NSW
- The fish, which is estimated to weigh 80 to 100 kilograms, sliced one man’s arm
A large marlin weighing up to 100 kilograms has jumped into a small boat off the NSW coast seriously injuring two brothers.
The marlin breached and landed in the brothers’ boat off Wooli, north of Coffs Harbour, at midday on Thursday.
‘The marlin’s sharp snout sliced open the younger brother’s lower right arm, causing an open fracture,’ NSW Police said in a statement.
‘The older brother suffered a deep cut to his right shoulder.’
Two brothers were in an inflatable boat with another man when a marlin leapt out of the water (pictured is a 48-year-old man who suffered a cut to his right shoulder)
The brothers – aged 46 and 48 – were in a five-metre rigid hull inflatable boat with a third man, aged 46, who wasn’t injured.
The marlin managed to escape off the boat back into the water.
The brothers were taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital by helicopter. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
The three men are believed to be from Narrabeen, Sydney, and had been on a fishing trip.
Police have confirmed the injuries aren’t life threatening.
The three men are believed to be from Narrabeen, Sydney, and had been on a fishing trip (pictured is 46-year-old man airlifted to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital)