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Woman on Florida boat gored by 100lb sailfish that jumped from water

Katherine Perkins, 73, taken to hospital after attack by sailfish, which moved so fast Perkins did not have time to react

A Maryland woman on a fishing trip off the Florida coast was taken to hospital after a 100lb sailfish leaped from the water on to her boat and impaled her with its bill.

Katherine Perkins, 73, was wounded in the groin in the attack, which happened last week. According to a report from the Martin county sheriff’s department which the Guardian obtained on Monday, she said the fish moved so fast she did not have time to react.

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