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230-Pound Tuna Capsizes Boat, Drags Fisherman Into Pacific Ocean – But He Still Got the Fish!


The fisherman gave the giant catch away to...


LIHUE, Hawaii (TheBlaze/AP) -- A 54-year-old fisherman is safe after his 14-foot boat capsized as he was landing a 230-pound tuna in the ocean off Hawaii.


The U.S. Coast Guard rescued Anthony Wichman on Friday after receiving a distress call from his wife.

Wichman was fishing about 10 miles southwest of Port Allen on the island of Kauai (kuh-WEYE') Friday morning when he hooked the Ahi tuna. Coast Guard Lt. Jessica Mickelson tells Hawaii News Now that Wichman was able to use his cellphone to call his wife for help.

The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to rescue Wichman. Friends arrived on another boat and were able to right Wichman's boat. They towed it - and the fish - back to port.

Wichman gave the giant tuna to the crew that rescued him from the water, CNN reports.

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