Fish launches into boat off Darwin, killing 56-year-old man, NT Police say

A 56-year-old man has died in Darwin after being struck in his chest by a fish while on a fishing boat.

Northern Territory Police say the man had been fishing with family and friends on Darwin Harbour when he was “struck in his chest by a large fish which launched itself into the boat”.

Police say the group immediately made their way to Cullen Bay “where they were met by police and paramedics who administered CPR”.

Police say the man died at Cullen Bay

“This appears to be a freak incident which is hugely distressing for the people in the boat and other family and friends of the man,” Northern Territory Police said.

“Police ask that their privacy be respected and as such will not be providing further comment.”

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