Angler Reels In Scuba Diver

Only injury was to frogman's pride
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2011 1:33 PM CDT
"When I went home and told my wife, she just said she was glad I didn't bring him home as she couldn't have eaten a whole one," Goldfinch says.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – After feeling a huge tug on his line, English angler John Goldfinch fought long and hard to reel in a very rare catch—a scuba diver. The hapless diver, hooked through the crotch of his suit, surfaced some 50 feet offshore. "His girlfriend then surfaced, helped him remove my tackle from his tackle and nonchalantly handed the hook back to me and apologized," the 61-year-old angler tells the Telegraph.

"I said, 'Sorry mate, I didn't see you there,' and he just said it was very murky down there," Goldfinch says, adding that the catch should remind divers of safety measures. "I didn't see the diver because he didn't have a safety buoy, which they're supposed to have when they're moving underwater," he pointed out. (Read more fishing stories.)

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