Swordfish Kills Fisherman In Hawaii

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 4 years ago
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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7N0d9BYBAs&w=560&h=315] Spear fishing is a sport not without risks. Randy Llanes, a 47 year old man, is dead after attempting to spear a large swordfish. Llanes was the captain of a deep sea charter fishing company in Hawaii. After spotting the Broadbill Swordfish, Llanes jumped in the water of Honokohau Harbor on the Big Island with his spear gun. In this tragic case, the hunter inadvertently became the hunted. After shooting the swordfish with his spear gun, Hawaii police say the swordfish thrashed around the water and puncturing Llanes in the upper chest. MORE  

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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