Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fish Breaks Boy's Jaw

A US teenager's jaw was broken when a fish flew from the lake where he was floating on a rubber ring, and smacked him in the face.
Seth Russell, 15, was cruising on Lake Chicot in Arkansas on a large ring towed by a boat when a Silver Asian carp leaped from the water and hit him in the face. The boy was knocked unconscious. "He doesn't remember anything at all," the boy's mother, Linda Russell, said.
He is not the only one who has had a run-in with the "flying" Silver Asian carp. Carole Engle, director of aquaculture and the fisheries centre at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, said: "Over the past year, we have had some calls about fish jumping and causing injuries on Lake Chicot."


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