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Maryland Woman, 73, Impaled In Groin By 100-Pound Sailfish

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  • Katherine Perkins, 73, was struck by a sailfish Tuesday off the coast of Stuart, Florida.
  • The fish leaped from the water and impaled her in the groin while she was standing in the boat.
  • Her friends had caught the 100-pounder and were trying to snap a photo of it at the time.
  • She told a sheriff’s deputy it happened so quickly she didn’t have time to react and avoid the hit.

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