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Man calls for fishing ban after freak accident

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A freak fishing accident has a Pensacola man calling for changes at a popular pier.

Ted Puryear was walking near Palafox Pier two weeks ago when a fisherman trying to cast hooked Puryear's cheek instead.

He needed stitches to close the wound.

Puryear asked the city council to consider banning fishing from the pier in the name of safety.

Many anglers argue accidents happen and one incident is no reason to ban fishing from the pier.