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Posted: 8/18/2005 6:43:21 PM EDT


Fisherman dies chasing fish that stole his pole

Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:59 PM IST16

BERLIN (Reuters) - A fish caught in an east German lake near the Polish border not only got off the hook but also lured a 46-year-old fisherman to his death, police in the eastern town of Eisenhuettenstadt said on Tuesday.

A police spokeswoman said the fish pulled the fishing rod out of the man's hands and dragged it about 100 metres away from shore at the Kleinen Pohlitzer lake near Eisenhuettenstadt. The man took off his clothes and swam after the pole.

An eyewitness said the man reached the rod floating on the surface but then suddenly stopped moving. The witness, 54, swam out to help him and pulled the fisherman back to shore, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

"I know it sounds like an incredible story but it really happened," an Eisenhuettenstadt police spokeswoman said. "It was apparently just an ordinary fish."
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:44:24 PM EDT
Darwin award nominee?
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:46:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:49:09 PM EDT
Where do you guys find this stuff?
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:51:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWS:
Where do you guys find this stuff?

You beat me to it.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:55:21 PM EDT
Revenge of the Fish.
featuring: Darth Catfish
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:03:13 PM EDT
But did he find the Ring of Power?
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:05:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:18:46 PM EDT

this story sounds a little fishy...
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:19:40 PM EDT
Darwin works in mysterious ways.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:24:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:51:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:45:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:48:01 AM EDT
This guy took on a task that was too large of a scale for him.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:49:58 AM EDT
Heart attack?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:51:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By C-4:
Heart attack?

Nah. Just German. All the tough ones got whacked about 60 years ago. The gene pool is shallow over there.
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