Fisherman injured by swordfish

A 20-YEAR-OLD fisherman is recovering in hospital after having his leg ripped by the bill of a swordfish.

The RACQ Care Flight helicopter was called to rescue the man about 200 nautical miles off the southeast Queensland coast on Wednesday morning.

The man suffered heavy blood loss from the deep gash to his leg, which happened the night before.

He was flown to the Gold Coast Hospital.

Topics:  racq careflight

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