Fish jumps down an­gler’s throat

The Herald (South Africa) - - NEWS -

A FISH­ER­MAN in the UK al­most died af­ter a Dover Sole he had caught jumped down his throat.

His life was saved by paramedics af­ter the fish wrig­gled free of his hand and choked him.

The un­named 28-year-old’s life was in jeop­ardy af­ter he stopped breath­ing for three min­utes af­ter the 15cm­long fish got stuck in his throat.

His friends ad­min­is­tered CPR while paramedics sped to the scene.

They ar­rived in just two min­utes but the pa­tient had gone into car­diac ar­rest and had stopped breath­ing.

Paramedics used for­ceps to grab hold of the fish’s tail, mak­ing five at­tempts to pull it free, but were thwarted by its barb and gills, which were stuck in the an­gler’s throat.

“Even­tu­ally, af­ter six at­tempts, the fish came out in one piece and to our amaze­ment it was a whole Dover Sole,” para­medic Matt Har­ri­son said.

“I have never at­tended a more bizarre in­ci­dent and don’t think I ever will.”

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