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This is a good reason to have a good pair of sunglasses I guess!

FISHING-LURE HORROR

By TODD VENEZIA and GINGER ADAMS OTIS

Last updated: 6:40 am

July 31, 2008

Posted: 3:31 am

July 31, 2008

A Long Island fisherman has died after a freak accident in which a weighted lure hit him in the eye and lodged in his brain.

Jaime Chicas, 21, was angling on some rocks at Jones Beach at about 8 p.m. Friday when his line snapped back and a 3-ounce sinker recoiled violently, penetrating his eye socket and hitting his brain.

Chicas' brother-in-law Jose Gonzalez, was about 30 feet away when he heard Chicas groaning.

"We were just sitting there. It was pretty tranquil, kind of getting dark," Gonzalez told The Post. "We didn't see anything, but then my cousin and I both heard him groaning. We ran to him and he was down, lying on the rocks."

"There was so much blood. We could see something had gone in his eye."

Chicas was pronounced brain dead Tuesday at Nassau University Medical Center

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I guess he really set that hook hard.

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I met a man that lost an eye from a sinker that he tried to get free.(no, he didn't say AAHHRRGG!)

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Usually if my bait is flying back at me I turn around or put one of my hands over my eyes you never know what could happen

that is a horribly tragic story :'(

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fishing with my dad many years ago when he got his line hung up. He of course grabbed the line and pulled on it as hard as he could. When the line broke, a split shot rocketed back and embedded itself in his ear lobe.

After that I've always tried to shield my face.

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what a terrible story, I will be wearing sunglasses more now    8-)

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Fishing the surf on Long Island?  I'm guessing he was using an inexpensive spinning reel and a 10 foot or longer rod.  The bail probably snapped shut as he whipped out the cast. The rod tip recoils and the mono acts like a rubber band  shooting the rig back into his face.  Yup glasses or a better quality reel may have helped, but I think this comes under the heading of "When it's your time to go..."

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well well that's a 3oz sinker right there. I wonder if wearing sunglasses may possibly of any help, that thing carries nearly as much energy as a .45 bullet from 10 yrds  :o :o :o

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oh yeah i almost forgot. I heard a story last year when a guy was fishing for marlin and he hooked into one and got it close to the boat.. the guy  reached down to grab it but when he reached over the fish jumped and put the beak or nose into the guys head  :-/

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