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Angler Almost Dies After Getting Live Fish Stuck In Throat

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Angler Almost Dies After Getting Live Fish Stuck In Throat

An angler in Egypt almost died after getting a live fish stuck down his throat. You can see doctors remove it here:

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The 40-year-old fisherman was rushed to the Beni Suef Specialized Hospital on Saturday (7 November) where doctors worked hastily to remove the gullet mullet (it wasn't actually a mullet).

Thankfully, the fish was just small enough to leave a small passage for him to breathe through, but he did eventually fall unconscious.

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Doctor Ali Al-Hajri, who extracted the fish, said the angler would have died if the removal of the fish had been delayed even slightly, according to Aljazeera.

The fish could have killed him. Credit: Storyful
The fish could have killed him. Credit: Storyful

At this point, you're probably wondering how the fish got down there in the first place.

Well, apparently the fella caught the fish in the usual way, but then noticed there was another fish next to it.

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While preparing to catch the second fish, he put the first fish in his mouth, and the slippery thing managed to writhe its way down to his trachea.

The fish was apparently alive when it was extracted, somehow. Credit: Storyful
The fish was apparently alive when it was extracted, somehow. Credit: Storyful

The fisherman was observed in intensive care following the extraction, but it's not clear what happened to the fish, which was reportedly still alive when it was extracted - though I'm not sure how this is possible.

It's a fishy mystery. A fishtery.

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The moral of the story is simple, however - only put fish in your mouth once they're dead.

Hopefully the angler learns from his mistake, much like a man in China, who had to have an emergency endoscopy to remove a Mozambique tilapia from his arse.

Now, when you first read that a man got a live fish stuck down his throat, you probably wondered how he'd managed it. And after reading the above, I'm sure you buy the fisherman's explanation. It seems plausible.

But just how exactly does a man get a Mozambique tilapia stuck up his arse? His explanation - he 'accidentally sat on it'.

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Yep, that ol' chestnut.

Hopefully the fish was already dead when he 'sat on it'. Credit: AsiaWire
Hopefully the fish was already dead when he 'sat on it'. Credit: AsiaWire

The man in question - an unnamed 30-year-old - was treated in the A&E department of Zhaoqing First People's Hospital in China's southern province of Guangdong on 3 June.

CT scans revealed that the full thing was stuck up his rear, with the patient complaining of 'intense abdominal pain' that lasted more than an hour.

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The tilapia's spiny fins had also caused the man's large intestine to rupture, which meant surgeons were then forced to open up his abdomen.

The fish was eventually retrieved though from his bowels, with medics reportedly gagging at the smell in the operating theatre.

And with that, I'll leave you to go have your dinner.

Featured Image Credit: Storyful

Topics: World News, Fish, Weird, fishing, Animals

Jake Massey
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