Fish nearly kills man

The West Australian - - WORLD -

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.

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