• Three images circulating on social media show a sori fish pierced through a teenage boy’s neck
  • The incident happened to Muh Eid while he was fishing in South Buton Siompu on Saturday
  • A team of doctors at Wahidin General Hospital managed to remove the fish after two hours of surgery

Three viral images circulating on social media show a sori fish stuck through a teenage boy’s neck. While the images are spreading across social media platforms, the story behind the incident has been a little harder to find.

A Sori Fish Stuck In A Teenage Boy’s Neck

On Monday, the Facebook page Legal Fishing WorldWide uploaded three images of the incident. Two of the pictures showed the sori fish stuck in the boy’s neck, and a third showed the fish’s severed snout after it was removed. The caption with the images read, “A fish jumped out of the water and stuck in his neck.”

Two Hours Of Surgery To Remove The Sori Fish

The post was shared over 13,000 times in just 11 hours but it did not give any information on what exactly happened. According to Terkini.id, Makassar, the injured boy’s name is Muh Eid. Eid was fishing in the waters of South Buton Siompu on Saturday when the sori fish jumped out of the water and pierced into the left side of his neck and out the right side.

Eid is said to be a “grade 2 student of SMP 3 Siompu who lives in Wakinamboro Village, South Buton.” Initially, Eid was taken to Siloam Hospital in Tangerang, Indonesia. On Monday, he was referred to Wahidin General Hospital where a team of five doctors—which included three surgeons and two anesthetists—removed the fish’s snout.

After two hours of surgery, the snout was removed. “The team of doctors worked for about two hours doing surgery,” said Professor Doctor Syafri K. Arif, an anesthesia Specialist at Wahidin General Hospital and UNHAS Hospital. “Yes, I am safe. The fish was successfully removed,” Eid said.

Images of the successful operation were also tweeted out by Muhammad Alvin Malana. “Today Wahidin Hospital received a patient from South Buton. His neck was pierced by a Sori fish that was flying on his boat. Luckily the doctor succeeded in removing the fish’s snout and the patient survived the operation,” Malana wrote.


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