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Sea lion vs deckhand!
Sea Lion Grabs Fisherman Off Boat

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 19-year-old fisherman is recovering from an encounter with a sea lion that leaped out of the water, grabbed him as he worked on his grandfather's docked boat and pulled him into the harbor at King Cove.



"It happened so fast, I forgot what I was doing," said Ray Dushkin Jr., who was not seriously injured in the abduction Tuesday.



Dushkin spent a few moments beneath the water's surface before the hefty animal let go. Dushkin's left buttock sports an inch-and-a-half scrape, but no bite mark, he said. His coveralls were torn through, as were the pants worn beneath them.



About 4:30 p.m., Ray Dushkin Sr. was standing on the top of the bridge and asked his son to hand him the hatch. Young Dushkin was standing two feet from the edge of the boat. Several sea lions were in the area.



"The sea lion was just swimming around the boat like they do always when the boats are delivering fish," Ray Sr. said. And just like that, the creature estimated about 12 feet long and between 1,200 and 1,500 pounds leaped a half dozen or more feet out of the water and grabbed his son.



"He went over like a rag doll," the father told the Anchorage Daily News. "The only thing I was thinking is, that sea lion was taking off with my boy, and I'll never see him again."



Then the sea lion let the young man go. Ray Sr. helped Ray Jr. climb aboard the boat.



The younger Dushkin was examined at the local clinic and given antibiotics.

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Hey there releasit,

I never thought of the sea lions being any more than a nuisance. Some of my buddies have been on their yaks and had the heck scared out of them by some big bull seal checking them out for fish. They've been know to grab big bags.

Can you imagine what would happen to a tuber if a big bull decieded to grab a guys game bag and take off with it!

I say....everything we tubers can secure with rings and velcro do it!

Side note: I've found some industrial strength velcro what seems to hold pretty darn good.

JapanRon
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Re: [releaseit] Sea lion vs deckhand! In reply to
hey
very interesting, i have never heard anything like that ever happening. Sure hope that never happens to me!!
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lol, funny story. That would scare the hell outta me though!Wink



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years ago whan i was a deckhand a guy hooked a bonita when he got it next to the boat a sea lion ( a huge bull ) came from under the boat and tried to grap it this guy whips this fish to the left and back to the right then over the railing of the boat with the sea lion right on its tail the sea line jumps up and landed on the rail with about half it body lenght on the railing before it fell back in the water it came back up right behing the boat and starting barking at everyone it was one pissed off sealion the funny part at least afterwards was the way everyone took off running even the other deckhand jumped off the bait tank running don't want to think what could have been if it made it over the rail
CHRIS Everyone is intitled to my opinion
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"It happened so fast, I forgot what I was doing," said Ray Dushkin Jr., who was not seriously injured in the abduction Tuesday.

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



aaron G
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