Around 10:00 AM, Mr. Smith moved a few hundred meters away from his friends in order to put on a fake shark fin and pull a prank on them.
He started swimming towards the beach with only the fin emerging from the water, provoking an instant reaction from the local fishermen.
More than a dozen fishing boats filled with men armed with harpoons encircled the young man only 20 meters away from his friends.
They fired dozens of projectiles in his direction and speared him a total of nine times before they realized their mistake.
According to Francis McKensie, one of the victim’s friends who witnessed the incident, the fishermen reacted extremely fast and “fired without thinking”.
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