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Man ends up in hospital after fish jumps down his throat

By T.K. Randall
June 5, 2022 · Comment icon 1 comment

You definitely wouldn't want one of these stuck in your throat. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Xufanc
A man who had been out fishing in Thailand almost died after a fish jumped out of the water and into his mouth.
In what can only be described as a freak accident, the unfortunate angler had been spike-fishing in Thailand's Phatthalung province when a spikey Anabas fish jumped out of the water, into his mouth and down his throat where it initially became wedged behind his nasal cavity.

It's hard to imagine the sense of panic that must have gripped him when the fish then made its way down into his windpipe where it got stuck once again, restricting his ability to breathe.

The man was rushed to Phatthalung Provincial Hospital where doctors took X-rays to determine exactly where the fish had ended up.
As luck would have it, they were able to successfully locate and surgically remove the creature.

"The chances of this happening are very low," said hospital officer Sermsri Pathompanichrat.

"I have never seen this kind of case before."

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