A Florida fisherman was taken by surprise Thursday morning when a 350-pound marlin jumped onto the man”;s boat during a fishing trip off the coast of the Dominican Republic.
Bobby Jacobsen was filming the crew aboard his aptly named Marlin Darlin”; when one of the men hooked the giant fish, NBC Miami reports.
Jacobsen”;s cellphone video shows the marlin flying through the air and landing on the cockpit of the 62-foot yacht, knocking over one of the fishermen in the process.
The boat”;s captain, Eddie Wheeler, usually releases bullfish caught aboard his boat, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The fish was so badly injured after the jump, though, that Wheeler donated it to local fishermen.