Firemen use angle grinder to free man's penis from spanner
Firefighters in Australia had to be called to an emergency room to help free a man who had gotten his penis stuck in a spanner.
The Aussie paper the Courier Mail revealed the story of how the man somehow got his penis stuck in a ring spanner and he was unable to remove it.
They also carried quotes from a firefighter involved in the rescue called Peter Sutherland, which are pretty great.
“It’s really dangerous because inevitably people leave it too long to come see us because they are embarrassed, or say my wife said to put butter on it, sleep on it and it will go down,” he said.
“It never does.”
“The blood goes into the appendage whether it’s a finger or whatever, it just swells up and by the time you realise it’s too late,” he said.
“We use a tiny angle grinder that’s air operated and use measuring tape to protect the skin and slowly zip away at it while keeping water running on it so it doesn’t get too hot.
“It’s a pretty delicate operation especially where it is, there’s a lot of blood vessels."
Luckily, the man escaped his situation unharmed but disturbingly, Sutherland revealed they have a lot of practice with the tricky operation.
“We do quite a few of them,” he said.