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And I bitch because it's to choppy. hahaha

http://www.wftv.com/news/17672556/detail.html

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Four people were riding in a boat off the coast of Volusia County on Thursday when a dolphin jumped out of the water and hit two of them in the chest. One woman had to be rushed to a local hospital with a possible broken collarbone.


Norman Howard came out of the hospital cut up, bandaged and bruised, but otherwise in remarkably good shape considering that his morning outing on a small 17-foot boat ended with a 9-foot, 400-pound dolphin in his lap.

"It was slapping me pretty, hard. It was throwing some good punches," Howard said.

The group of four had just picked up bait for fishing and was cruising in the Intracoastal Waterway when the dolphin jumped, with no warning, and there was nothing they could do to avoid it. The mammal landed across the bow, right on top of the couple sitting in the front of the boat.

"I was just trying to get it off my wife. I knew she was underneath all of it," Howard said.













Montie Henderson saw the dolphin jump, tried to stop the boat, but then had to run to get the 400-pound animal off his girlfriend's parents.

"Adrenaline was going pretty good. Just got to it and rolled it out," Henderson said.

"I turned immediately to my wife, took my shirt off, tucked it under her head, and there was blood everywhere. I didn't even notice that I was bleeding," Howard said.

The group tried to continue their cruise down the Intracoastal Waterway, but when Howard's wife Barbara started having blurred vision, they cut the trip short and met up with the Coast Guard.

"We go out on the boat all the time and I love to watch the dolphins, but to have one jump on the boat, we've just never seen it," said boater Laura Hall.

Eyewitness News asked all the agencies that work on the water, Fish and Wildlife, Beach Patrol and Coast Guard, and no one can ever remember a report of a dolphin doing this.

There have been collisions with other marine life. In March, a woman in the Keys was hit in the face by a flying 75-pound stingray and died. There have also been several cases along the Suwannee River in north Florida of large sturgeon jumping out of the water and hitting boaters.
 

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F0ockin dolfin better go take a Coast guard class - Dolphins the Pwc of the ocean lol :D


And I bitch because it's to choppy. hahaha

http://www.wftv.com/news/17672556/detail.html

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Four people were riding in a boat off the coast of Volusia County on Thursday when a dolphin jumped out of the water and hit two of them in the chest. One woman had to be rushed to a local hospital with a possible broken collarbone.


Norman Howard came out of the hospital cut up, bandaged and bruised, but otherwise in remarkably good shape considering that his morning outing on a small 17-foot boat ended with a 9-foot, 400-pound dolphin in his lap.

"It was slapping me pretty, hard. It was throwing some good punches," Howard said.

The group of four had just picked up bait for fishing and was cruising in the Intracoastal Waterway when the dolphin jumped, with no warning, and there was nothing they could do to avoid it. The mammal landed across the bow, right on top of the couple sitting in the front of the boat.

"I was just trying to get it off my wife. I knew she was underneath all of it," Howard said.













Montie Henderson saw the dolphin jump, tried to stop the boat, but then had to run to get the 400-pound animal off his girlfriend's parents.

"Adrenaline was going pretty good. Just got to it and rolled it out," Henderson said.

"I turned immediately to my wife, took my shirt off, tucked it under her head, and there was blood everywhere. I didn't even notice that I was bleeding," Howard said.

The group tried to continue their cruise down the Intracoastal Waterway, but when Howard's wife Barbara started having blurred vision, they cut the trip short and met up with the Coast Guard.

"We go out on the boat all the time and I love to watch the dolphins, but to have one jump on the boat, we've just never seen it," said boater Laura Hall.

Eyewitness News asked all the agencies that work on the water, Fish and Wildlife, Beach Patrol and Coast Guard, and no one can ever remember a report of a dolphin doing this.

There have been collisions with other marine life. In March, a woman in the Keys was hit in the face by a flying 75-pound stingray and died. There have also been several cases along the Suwannee River in north Florida of large sturgeon jumping out of the water and hitting boaters.
 

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Years ago, a neighbor of ours was out Marlin Fishing when one they hooked leap out of the water and stuck its bill into the side of the cabin.
 

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Reminds me of a story from long ago. 1986 or so
went Jet Skiing out of Oceanside Harbor heading south towards the pier, ran into a pack of Dolphins heading north (scared the chit of me at first) but I headed towards shore to go play in the breakers and get away from the dolphins..or so I thought:)sphss, heading into shore, I am in the middle of jumping the crest to land at the bottom........and WHAM-O!!!, got Kidney punched and knocked off the ski by a dolphin that jumped out of the face of the wave.:))eek:)) when I cam back up I saw both the Dolphin and my ski rolling towards shore....well the dolphin started right back up :)sphss but my ski did not:mad:
 

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Yeah, had a dolphin leap in the air about 4-6 ft. away from me white I was stopped on a PWC in the Gulf near Clearwater, FL this fall. Thought it was pretty neat after I cleaned out my shorts.
 
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