Fisherman gets 104kg tuna despite capsized boat

Last updated 13:40 21/07/2013
Anthony Wichman clings to his four-metre boat that capsized as he was landing a 104-kilogram tuna in the ocean off Hawaii.
US Coast Guard
SUNK: Anthony Wichman clings to his four-metre boat that capsized as he was landing a 104-kilogram tuna in the ocean off Hawaii.

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A 54-year-old fisherman is safe after his four-metre boat capsized as he was landing a 104-kilogram tuna in the ocean off Hawaii.

The US Coast Guard rescued Anthony Wichman after receiving a distress call from his wife.

Wichman was fishing about 16 kilometres southwest of Port Allen on the island of Kauai on Friday morning when he hooked the Ahi tuna. Coast Guard Lieutenant 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.

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- AP

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