A 56-year-old man has died on a fishing boat in Darwin after being hit in his chest by a fish.
Northern Territory Police say that the man was fishing on Darwin Harbor with his family and friends on Friday when he was “struck in his chest by a big fish that got into the boat.”
Police say that the group then made its way to Cullen Bay “where they were met by police and paramedics who administered CPR”.
Police are saying that the man died in Cullen Bay.
“This appears to be a freak incident which is hugely distressing for the people in the boat and other family and friends of the man,” Northern Territory Police said.
“Police ask that their privacy be respected and as such will not be providing further comment.”
In 2018, when a mackerel shot itself from the water 45 kilometres from Darwin, a woman’s neck was cut open.
It is claimed that the 10-kilogram, meter-long mackerel leapt over a metre and a half into the air before leaving the woman lying on a fishing boat with blood pouring from her face.
The woman recovered but stayed to her neck with a deep wound.