Teenage boy is IMPALED by a needlefish that jumped out of the water and stabbed him in the neck – piercing through the back of his SKULL
Indonesian teen fisherman survived being stabbed and impaled by needlefish
Muhammad Idul had lifesaving surgery to remove fish which pierced his neck
*Graphic photos show fish’s snout pierced right through to back of teen’s skull
Muhammad Idul was fishing with his parents in Buton waters off the South East Sulawesi province on Saturday when a needlefish jumped out of the water.
The fish’s long slender snout sliced straight through the 16-year-old’s neck and pierced the back of his skull.
The student was rushed to hospital for treatment, before undergoing risky surgery to remove the fish from his neck two days later.
‘To remove the fish snout, one must be very careful because there is a large vessel in the neck, Professor Dr Syafri K. Arif told local news site Makassar Terkin.
Muhammad is recovering well but remains in hospital due to infection risks.