Removing a fish hook is not for the faint of heart, especially if it happens in the ER.
If you’ve ever had to bear witness to someone removing a fish hook from their hand, you know it’s not easy to watch, and this video is no exception.
Check out this video which shows how doctors go about removing a fish hook after it gets lodges in an anglers finger.
WARNING: Graphic content
The doctor had to inject the numbing medication above the wound so the patient could be free of pain for the removal. As this wound was a puncture wound, the doctor warned the patient of infection since he could not flush it properly.
Can you image doing the procedure with out pain meds? Not only would the first puncture hurt, but so would the second one.
Now that you’ve seen how the doctors remove a fish hook at the ER, hopefully you and your angling partners will be more careful on the next fishing trip. Because if your friend gets hooked, the only thing the will catch is an expensive hospital bill.