Angler Killed by Sinker - 08/06/2008
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Rowan & Martin’s 1970s TV program made a weekly award of the “Fickle Finger of Fate”.


Jaime Chicas, 21, of Roosevelt, NY, was with his cousin and brother-in-law at Jones Beach in Nassau County Friday when his 3-ounce lead sinker emerged from the water and struck him in the face, Newsday reported last week. Chicas was rushed to Nassau University Medical Center, where doctors determined the sinker had penetrated his skull through the bridge of his nose. "There was so much force that it kept going and it lodged through the back of his head. The trauma was simply too severe," neurologist Imran Wahedna said. Wahedna said Chicas was brain-dead by Monday.


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