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VIDEO: Frightened fisherman jumps ship to avoid angry marlin

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Posted at 10:43 AM, Oct 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-30 10:43:50-04

A video showing a frightened fisherman jumping ship after his crew catches an aggressive marlin is making its rounds on the internet this week.

The clip shows the unidentified men battling the fish before it suddenly takes a leap in their direction.

One crew member was forced to jump into the water to escape the giant fish.

Commonly found in the Atlantic Ocean, marlin can grow to over 4m (16ft) long and can weigh more than 1,000lbs.