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Old 04-01-2009, 04:57 PM
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Default Deckhand Chokes To Death On Baitfish

Talk about a freak accident....

This is really bizarre.

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stori.../?zIndex=75755

Man chokes to death in front of kids on SoCal boat


The Associated Press 6:34 a.m. April 1, 2009

LONG BEACH, Calif. — A deckhand on a charter boat full of school children choked to death on a bait fish he had put in his mouth as a joke.
Captain Dan Salas of the boat Gale Force said Tuesday his employee Jeff Twaddle died during a fishing trip for the students last week along breakwater in Long Beach.
Salas called it a "tragic freak accident."
Fire Battalion Chief Battalion Chief Frank Hayes says the 54-year-old longtime fisherman was "trying to be lighthearted and make the students laugh when he put the fish in his mouth."
The fish lodged in his throat, Twaddle quickly lost consciousness and was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
The Los Angeles Unified School District sent a note to parents and was providing grief counselors for traumatized students.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:24 PM
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Jesus You would think someone would have perfromed a heimlick or went down and ripped it out of his esophogus with a freekin needlenose.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:28 PM
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I heard the scales make it almost impossible to remove a whole fish from the throat. When you pull the fish the scales dig in almost like barbs. It was actually on SpikeTV's show called a million ways to die or something like that. If it goes in tail first I guess it wouldn't be as bad...
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:09 PM
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Then you take a razor and cut down the esophogus and yank it out and compress it until hes airlifted out. I'd have to try something - you are protected by the good samaritan law. You have to clear the airway or at least perform a tracheotomy and stick a bic pen in it.
Maybe it dont work but God you have to try something.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:53 PM
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4290 said he will always hang with jim as if something gets lodged in his mouth at least jim will know what to do and take it out..



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Old 04-02-2009, 10:49 PM
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Zim would perform the hieny lick
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:29 PM
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4290 said he will always hang with jim as if something gets lodged in his mouth at least jim will know what to do and take it out..
....right back at you paulie.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:52 AM
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I read on one of the SO CAL forums that it was a tongue fish...which would make sense why the guy had it in his mouth. He was trying to have some fun with the kids and put the "tongue" fish in his "mouth"


Here's what it looks like....kinda like a small halibut of flounder.


Either way it's a sad story.....

This is only a small version of the fish they do get bigger though.


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