Fish nearly kills man
British paramedics say a man almost died when a fish he had caught jumped down his throat.
Medics were called to the pier in Boscombe, southern England, last week and found a 28-yearold man in cardiac arrest.
They were told he had put the 14cm Dover sole over his mouth as a joke, but it jumped down his throat, blocking his airway.
Paramedic Matt Harrison said he had tried to remove the fish with forceps “but its barbs and gills were getting stuck on the way up”.
On the sixth try, he managed to get it out whole.