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Fisherman dies after tumbling into water and hitting his head while harpoon fishing

Revenge of the grouper fish: Fisherman dies after harpooning fish, just for cable to wrap round his legs and ship him tumbling into the water the place he hit his head and drowned

  • Fisherman Jovy Baldado Narciso was killed on August 9 within the Philippines
  • Was spearfishing when his leg received tangled in a rope and was pulled underwater
  • He hit his head on a rock and drowned after he could not free his leg from the rope

By Sam Baker For Mailonline

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A fisherman within the Philippines has died after being pulled beneath the water by an enormous fish and hitting his head on a rock earlier than drowning.

Jovy Baldado Narciso, 31, had been harpoon fishing within the Negros Oriental province on August 9 when he was pulled beneath the waves.

The fisherman had impaled a two-foot lengthy fish with a spearfishing gun earlier than the animal darted beneath a group of rocks.

Jovy Baldado Narciso, 31, (pictured) has died after being pulled beneath the water by an enormous fish and hitting his head on a rock earlier than drowning

The 5Kg fish (pictured) darted off and pulled Jovy underwater, however refused to come back out of a hiding spot, leaving the fisherman unable to return to the water’s floor for air

The act of swimming off so rapidly prompted the rope hooked up to the harpoon to tangle itself round Jovy’s legs and pull him into the water, the place he hit his head on a rock. 

With the 5Kg fish refusing to come back out from its hiding place, Jovy struggled to free himself and attain the floor of the water – however was unable to get free and drowned.       

An officer from the Manjuyod Police Station stated: ‘Worried relations reported that the person was lacking the subsequent morning. We did a search and rescue operation instantly discovered his physique.

‘The rope was nonetheless tied across the man’s physique while the fish was nonetheless below the rock with the harpoon. They have been each useless once we arrived.’

A rescue workforce recovered Jovy’s physique, which was then transported to hospital earlier than being turned over to his household

Superstitious neighbours believed that the fish that killed the fisherman was ‘evil’ as a result of Jovy’s loss of life was the second drowning incident that occurred within the lake after a 14-year-old additionally died within the space final week.

A neighbour stated: ‘You needs to be cautious in a lake as a result of the creatures have unusual behaviour in comparison with the ocean. Just like this evil fish.’

The fisherman’s physique was taken to the hospital earlier than being turned over to devastated relations for funeral preparations.