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Teacher injured by falling fish

Posted on Tuesday, 23 October, 2012 | Comment icon 27 comments


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A teacher in Southwest Florida was injured after being hit by a fish that had fallen from the heavens.

Despite being hit on the head by what was later identified as a mackerel the teacher escaped with little more than a headache, it is believed that the fish was most likely dropped by a seabird flying overhead. Given the absurdity of the accident you would be forgiven for thinking that such an occurrence would be as likely as being struck by lightning, but other similar incidents have been reported in recent years and not all the victims were as lucky.

In 2010, a woman kayaking in the Florida keys suffered a punctured lung when a houndfish leapt from the river and struck her in the chest. Even this summer a woman was knocked unconscious while boating on the Suwannee River when a huge sturgeon jumped from the water and smacked in to her.

"A Southwest Florida teacher was injured supervising the lunch hour when a fish -- yes, a fish -- fell from the sky."

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Comment icon #18 Posted by ColoradoParanormal on 23 October, 2012, 20:55
I love the Police Incident Report! It's nice to see officers at a local level have a sense of humor! Cpl. Brown's police report is even more funny because he took the time to write it out as serious as possible. I needed a light hearted story today. Thanks for the post Saru! The suspect was later identified as Scomberomorus maculatus, (Atlantic Spanish Mackerel) A.K.A “Mack.” He was found lying on the ground possibly attempting to conceal himself out in the open. I took control of the suspect without incident and escorted him to the clinic where he was positively identified by the victim.While... [More]
Comment icon #19 Posted by Mnemonix on 23 October, 2012, 23:23
I've had an experience with objects falling from the sky once. But that was long ago.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Idano on 24 October, 2012, 11:33
Can you imagine going to a palm reader/tarot card reader and being told you will be killed by a falling mackeral.....ROFLMAO
Comment icon #21 Posted by aidaubmeg459 on 25 October, 2012, 9:42
The fish said 'EAT MORE CHICKEN...... OR DDDIIIIEEEEE' lol
Comment icon #22 Posted by Bavarian Raven on 25 October, 2012, 18:48
What are the chances... lol well 100% - it happened
Comment icon #23 Posted by MidKn13ght on 25 October, 2012, 20:53
Atleast its not raining cats and dogs......
Comment icon #24 Posted by coldethyl on 25 October, 2012, 20:58
Wish it was raining men. Straight men.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Sundew on 28 October, 2012, 0:00
Holy mackerel! Sure it wasn't a flying fish?
Comment icon #26 Posted by araxia on 12 November, 2012, 23:51
I just read about a shark falling on a golf course out of nowhere too on here, is this some type of sign?
Comment icon #27 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 13 November, 2012, 0:16
is this some type of sign? Yes.......DUCK !!


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