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Man impaled by tent peg

(Picture: Newcastle Chronicle)
(Picture: Newcastle Chronicle)

A man was impaled by a tent peg while erecting a marquee.

James Pattinson, 28, was attempting to put up the structure when he tripped over and landed on the two foot-long metal skewer which stabbed him in his eye.

In a moment of panic he was left staggering around before rushing to hospital to receive emergency treatment.

Speaking about the gruesome incident, he told Metro newspaper: "At first I just thought I had something in my eye - then I stood up and realised it was a tent peg.

"I tried to pull it out but quickly realised it had buried itself about an inch in. I could feel it touching the bones of my nose."