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Type: Journal article
Title: Lethal fish hook attachment – An unusual occurrence
Author: Byard, R.
Citation: Journal of Clinical Forensic and Legal Medicine: an international journal of forensic and legal medicine, 2013; 20(2):117-118
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 1752-928X
1878-7487
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Roger W. Byard
Abstract: A 39-year-old fisherman is reported who was dragged into the water from a boat after he became entangled in fishing line. His death was attributed to salt water drowning. At autopsy the cause of death was confirmed and the mechanism of the lethal event elucidated. Specifically, a large fish hook attached to line was embedded in his right wrist. The hook had passed beneath flexor tendons and had firmly attached him to fishing line that was being dropped from the vessel. There were no other significant injuries or underlying diseases present. This case demonstrates another rare situation in the commercial fishing industry that may result in a victim being dragged from a boat and drowned.
Keywords: Fishing
Hook
Entanglement
Fatality
Mortality
Death
Rights: Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jflm.2012.05.011
Published version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2012.05.011
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