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VIDEO: Safer in the water

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Billfish anglers are a hearty breed, typically with strong wills to match their strong backs.

Although their goal is to get their prey aboard the boat, sometimes it doesn’t work out on their terms.

This video shows a couple of guys in the cockpit fighting a sailfish that suddenly makes an aerial beeline for them.

With the thrashing fish on deck, its bill waving like a saber in their direction, it’s unclear whether they fall or jump out of the boat, but the outcome is the same: They end up in the drink.