Woman Rushed to Brazil Hospital After Catfish Lodges Itself in Her Stomach

January 10, 2016 Updated: January 10, 2016

*WARNING: The photos in this article might be disturbing for some readers.*

A woman was impaled by catfish off the coast at the Itanhaem resort in the state of Sao Paulo.

Ambulance workers took photos of the odd scene of a fish stuck to a woman’s stomach as they took her to the hospital to remove the object.


Ocorrência pouco comum!!! Banhistas é atingida por peixe na hora que se banhava….SAMU ITANHAÉM….

Posted by Marcelo Araújo Tamada on Friday, January 8, 2016

The workers cut the fish from her body at the resort, but the fish’s serrated spine was lodged in the woman’s stomach, so they had to remove it with microsurgery to avoid further injury.

“A rare occurrence. A swimmer is hit by a fish,” Marcelo Araujo, who posed the photos on his Facebook page, as seen above.

He wrote: “We were alerted to an incident where an object had penetrated a swimmer’s stomach and when we got there, discovered it was a fish.”

“She was in a lot of pain. We didn’t remove the spine because only a doctor can do this. We took her to hospital so she could have microsurgery,” he said, according to the Mirror.

“Generally we deal with people who have stood on fish or have cut a finger touching one, but I’ve never seen a catfish stuck to someone’s stomach. It was definitely a first.”