Having trouble landing fish? Perhaps you should try a different kind of bait on your hook:
“We had a 25-year-old fisherman onboard a fishing vessel that apparently had a mishap with a hook that impaled his head,” Boston Emergency Medical Services Lt. Chris Stratton said.
After Boston police received word of the accident, a boat with EMS workers onboard raced to meet the lobster boat. Crews found Joe Laller with a 6-foot hook used to pull in lobster buoys stuck in his head.
“We were able to have paramedics onboard that were able to assist him. We asked if he needed any medications to help stop the pain, and we brought him in to shore,” said EMS worker Megan Tuthill.
“We enlisted the support of the fire department to cut off the hook so it was manageable enough to transport him to the hospital,” Stratton said.
Alas it was determined that not only were Fishermen not in season right now, but this fellow was under the size limit so they had to toss him back.