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350-pound marlin jumps into fisherman's boat near Dominican Republic [VIDEO]

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Aug. 26, 2013 at 8:48 PM

A group of Florida-based fishermen were shooting video of their catches off the coast of the Dominican Republic when a 350-pound blue marlin hurled itself into their boat.

The men said they had hoped to release the marlin back into the water but it died from "self-sustained" injuries.

Instead, a local fisherman got to keep the catch.

Here's a GIF of the surprise jump, courtesy of Bleacher Report:

Marlin

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