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Needlefish stabs Indonesian teen on fishing trip

A 16-year-old Indonesian boy was recently attacked by a needlefish. Muhammad Idul was fishing in the Buton waters off the South East Sulawesi province in Indonesia with his parents when a needlefish jumped out of the water and pierced Idul’s neck.

Needlefish is a slender fish whose most distinct feature is the narrow, long beak containing sharp teeth. In Idul’s case, the fish’s snout went through the side of his neck and pierced out from the back of his skull.

Facebook page Savage Paramedics shared the hair-raising images with the caption, “How would you handle this type of trauma when you first arrive on the scene? This injury occurred when a needlefish jumped out of the water and pierced the neck of a boat passenger!”




Idul was rushed to the hospital, where the fish was removed from his neck during an emergency operation. He is now under-recovery and will be under observation to prevent him from any infection.

Needlefish stabs Indonesian teen on fishing trip

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