The Associated Press . July 30, 2008
A man fishing off Long Island is dead after a 3-ounce lead
fishing weight attached to his pole struck him in the face and dug
into his brain.
Relatives and a physician say Roosevelt resident Jaime Chicas
died Tuesday from severe head trauma and herniation.
A neurologist at Nassau University Medical Center says the lead
weight from Chicas' fishing pole hit with "so much force that it
kept going" and lodged in the back of his head.
Relatives say the 21-year-old was fishing with his brother-in-law
and cousin at the west end of Jones Beach Friday when the accident
Lead sinkers are commonly used by fishermen to sink lures more
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