Harmless fun with a catfish nearly turns deadly

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    A 13-year-old boy was impaled in neck by sharp spine when fish wiggled in mother’s hand as she joked about fish giving son a kiss

    June 19, 2013 by David Strege

    What seemed like harmless fun involving a live catfish nearly turned deadly when the sharp spine of a catfish impaled a 13-year-old boy in the neck, coming just a couple of centimeters from puncturing a main artery. “I thought I was going to die,” Aiden Menchaca told KATV of the incident during a Father’s Day fishing outing in Maumelle, Arkansas.

    Melissa Menchaca, Aiden’s mother, was joking around as she held the slippery catfish near her son.

    “I wanted to give him a kiss,” she explained. “He got nervous, the fish flopped, and it smacked him on the neck.”

    Aiden said it didn’t hurt until he realized the sharp spine was in his neck.

    Read more: http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/harmless-fun-with-a-catfish-nearly-turns-deadly/

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