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Boy nearly chokes to death after live fish gets stuck in his throat (video)

By Mason White 2:56 PM January 12, 2015
The boy who had fish stuck in his throat 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A boy is lucky to be alive after a fish became stuck in his throat for several hours, doctors in Bangladesh said.

The 16-year-old boy, who was not identified, had been out fishing when he caught a 6-inch long fish and placed it between his teeth.

Unfortunately, the fish slipped out of his mouth and into the throat. The boy ran back to his home, where his family saw the fish inside his throat and tried to pull it out.

The boy began having trouble breathing, and was rushed to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, where doctors examined his throat, but did not see the fish.

They decided to perform an emergency surgery, cutting a hole in his neck to help him breathe. Five hours after the accident has occurred, doctors saw the fish and they pulled it out with tweezers.

The boy is expected to make a full recovery.