"This huge fish was charging right at us," said Bob. "I thought, 'I'm back here. My son's back here. This is not a good thing.'" The fish crashed down on the transom, stopping short of full entry to the cockpit, but it still wreaked havoc. Stephen was knocked off the chair by, most likely, the marlin's pectoral fin. (The bill missed his chest by a matter of inches.) Quick-thinking mates manhandled the marlin back into the water while Bob took care of his son. "At first I didn't even know if he was alive," said Bob. Fortunately, he was. Stephen suffered four broken bones in his face and lacerations in his throat caused by the blunt impact.