I saw this link on one of the SO CAL forums and wanted to share it with everyone:
I believe the fisherman on this one. Eight ounces of lead is a lot.....if the kid really got hit in the head with a weight I'm sure he would be in the hospital right now. The guy was using a sliding sinker, so maybe the bait and sinker separated and it was just the fish that hit him....
Either way I'll go with the fisherman's story just 'cause I've been in similar situations where people have basically fished right on top of me (whether it be on land or on the water)