A British man was rushed to the hospital today after a fishing trip went wrong. The 28-year-old unnamed man was fishing off Boscombe Pier in Bournemouth. When he caught himself a 6-inch Dover Sole. In celebration, he grabbed the fish and went to kiss it which is a customary thing.
The act of kissing a fish is a tradition that is supposed to bring luck, it can also symbolize a goodbye and thank you for letting me catch you. Some fisherman view the kiss as a nurturing act, a kiss the hook boo-boo kind of thing. Although minute there are some dangers to kissing a fish.
In this case, when the unnamed man went to kiss his freshly caught fish it jumped from his hands to his mouth. The fish then proceeded to jam itself into the man’s throat, blocking off his windpipes. The man, with his airway blocked and unable to unlodge the fish, fell unconscious. The man’s heart stopped and Paramedics were called to save him.
Paramedics arrived in time and brought the man back to life. They then unlodged the fish using some forceps in the ambulance.
The man survived to tell of his mighty battle with the fish that tried to take his life.