Catfish fishing accidents caused a wound of about 3.8 centimeters in the boy’s chest.
The venom glands of catfish are located on the sides of the bony and sharp spines at the edges of the dorsal and pectoral fins, and these spines can bristle when catfish perceive threats, being a great threat to fishermen.
Fishing accidents are usually something quite common among people who practice this activity constantly, but usually do not climb to adults and do not go beyond a small cut or a blow, unfortunately a child has seen how everything has gone to the other extreme after a catfish stabbed him during his day of fishing.
The incident has been going around the world because of its seriousness and how unlikely it seems and it seems that now millions of people will be more attentive when going out to fish.
Pasco County authorities have released several details about the incident, including that the boy is only 10 years old.
After the attack by Bagre, the boy had to be taken by helicopter to the hospital due to breathing difficulties.
Authorities said the incident took place in the town of New Port Richey around 1 p.m. on Monday, June 20, which is a U.S. holiday, so many people went fishing.
Fox 13 Tampa Bay reported that the barbed catfish caused a wound of about 3.8 centimeters in the boy’s chest.