The sailboat began charging at the boat, then jumped out of the water and stabbed the woman in the groin as she stood next to the boat’s center console, according to the County Sheriff’s Office. Martin.
It happened so fast that the woman had no time to react, she told an officer who responded.
The two men on the boat immediately applied pressure to the wound, according to an incident report filed last week.
The woman, identified as Katherine Perkins, was in good condition in the hospital on Sunday, a spokesperson for HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital told CNN.
The boat was about three kilometers off St. Lucia Inlet when the incident occurred.
Sailfish have long beaks, similar to those of marlins and swordfish. They are considered by many to be the fastest fish in the ocean, according to the Ocean Conservancy.
The sailboat was estimated to weigh 45 kilograms, according to the sheriff’s office report.
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