Was taken to the hospital after having a baby”stabbed“In the chest by a catfish while swimming in the waters off the west coast of Florida (USA), local officials reported.
Local media reported the incident on Monday during a fishing day near the town of New Port Richie on the Florida coast of the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday.
Details of what happened are unknown, but Pasco County firefighters said that while on his way to the hospital with his mother, the boy experienced difficulty breathing.
The mother called for help and local firefighters arrived in the area and found that the catfish’s beard was lodged between 2.5 and 3.8 cm in the boy’s chest, which was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital.
According to the specialty website depeces.com, these types of fish have sharp spines in front of their dorsal and pectoral fins and some of them have venomous glands that can inject their prey.
Pasco County Fire Department spokesman Cory Deardorf told Tampa Bay Channel 10 that the child’s case was “very strange” and had never heard of such a situation.
“You hear about fishermen who can get cut by a spike or get hurt in the back of the leg and get an infection, but you’ve never heard of someone going to the chest,” he said. Told.
According to media, till late Monday night, the health condition of the 10-year-old minor was unknown.