The guy in the video allegedly tried to eat the fish alive head first. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned. Although it was not clear why he did it when it happened and where did it take place.
According to some comments, they believed that he was dared by some of his friends to eat the fish alive. He just didn’t realize that some fish, including the one in the video which looks like a Tilapia has spiny fins which might cause the fish to be stuck inside his mouth.
Tilapia is a common name used for certain species of fishes belonging to the family Cichlidae (order Perciformes), represented by numerous, mostly freshwater species native to Africa. Tilapias are perhaps best known because of their potential as an easily raised and harvested food fish. Britanicca
He was later transferred to Apollo Hospitals in Bhuwaneshwar, some 200km from his village of Podadhia, in Odisha, India, where doctors used forceps to pull it out.
Investigations revealed he suffered lacerations inside his throat from the fish’s fins. Senior consultant of ENT Department Dr. Sanjeev Gupta could only see the tail of the fish.
He said: “We took him to the emergency operating theatre where the patient was administered local anesthesia in the sitting position. “Mouth gag was applied and the fish was caught with forceps. It was removed with gradual traction. The patient was kept on a nasal tube feeding for 10 days till he completely recovered, but has since been discharged from the hospital.
Doctors pick up the wriggling animal and the camera zooms in on its face. The film has been viewed more than 2,000 times since it was uploaded to Liveleak.
There is no explanation as to how the fish got stuck in his throat. Commenting on YouTube, some users suggest he was ‘hungry’ while others believe it is a prank gone wrong.
In 2014, MailOnline reported on the story of a Brazilian man who had a live fish removed from his intestine. Graphic footage shows the man having an operation to remove a South American lungfish from his body. In the horrific clip, a surgeon pulls out the eel-like fish, known to grow up to a length of 125 cm (4.10 ft), which had apparently burrowed into the man’s body.
The video shows it being pulled from his abdomen and wrapped in a cloth. Miraculously, the fish was still very much alive when it was removed – and could be seen wriggling around.
The video went viral and was first spotted on some Thailander’s social media groups. Watch the video.