Sam Quilliam, 28, was kissing a Dover sole he had caught on 5 October when the 6in (14cm) fish wriggled out of his hand and jumped down his trachea. He stopped breathing and suffered cardiac arrest at the scene on Boscombe Pier, Bournemouth, Dorset. Paramedics managed to restart his heart and remove the fish with forceps. The fish’s barbs and gills became stuck in Quilliam’s throat, but Matt Harrison extracted it in one piece after six attempts. (Bournemouth) D.Echo, BBC News, 12 Oct; D.Telegraph, 13+14 Oct 2017.