Fish nearly killed man
A PRANK almost proved fatal when a 28-year-old man swallowed a dover sole he had just caught.
The man had been joking around with the 14cm fish and put it over his mouth but it wiggled free and jumped down his throat — causing a complete blockage. When paramedics arrived at Boscombe pier in Dorset they found the man had collapsed and stopped breathing.
After six tries, they dislodged the fish, which came out in one piece, and the man recovered.