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SOB, now I have a headache!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dontoe, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    BBC

    Last Updated: Thursday, 6 October 2005, 12:31 GMT 13:31 UK [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Weight flies inside angler's eye

    [​IMG] The X-ray reveals the weight inside Darren Williams' cheek

    A freak accident saw an angler's lead weight fly through his eye socket and become embedded inside his cheek.

    Darren Williams, 34, of Wrexham, had a five-hour operation to repair his shattered cheekbone with a metal plate.

    The machine operator was on a fishing trip on Anglesey when his line became snagged and the weight flew up.

    "I was so lucky - if it had been a few millimetres in the other direction then I would have lost my eye," he said.

    He is keeping the weight as a souvenir after doctors gave it back to him.

    "It's my lucky weight now. I will carry it around with me," said Mr Williams, of Acrefair.

    He was fishing with friends at Llyn y Gorse, near Llandegfan on Anglesey, when the freak accident happened on Saturday.

    [​IMG][​IMG] I was so lucky if it had been a few millimetres in the other direction then I would have lost my eye [​IMG]


    Darren Williams



    "I was fishing when the line got snagged on something and as I pulled it, I just felt something hit me on the face and knock me to the floor," said Mr Williams.

    "To be honest, I didn't know what had happened, but when I put my hands to my face they were covered in blood.

    Emergency operation

    He thought the weight had just hit him and bounced off.

    "But my mates ran over to me and they could see the tip of the weight sticking out of my eye socket".

    Mr Williams, who works at Wrexham chemical plant Flexys underwent an emergency operation at Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan, where surgeons took the weight out.

    Surgeons removed the weight and rebuilt his shattered cheekbone with a metal plate.

    "They showed me the X-ray and I just couldn't believe it," said Mr Williams, who is recovering at home after spending two days in hospital.

    "I was so lucky if it had been a few millimetres in the other direction then I would have lost my eye."

    Mr Williams said he expected to be off work for some time. He did not catch anything on that trip - but said the accident had not put him off fishing.
     
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    I don't know about that one,,, :smirk:

    just doesn't seem possible, looks like more of a faked pic, an x-ray, with something next to them to make it look like something was embedded,,,,


    I call B.S. :o
     
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    How about that one guy who shot a 16 penny nail up his nose into his brain. Yikes! :eek1: :eek1: :eek1:
     
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    well then, i guess if it's from the UK, then it MUST be true.

    ok then :o
     
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    :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

    that is funny as crap but i will vouch for the story heard it today on an AM radio show i listen to at work :D
     
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    :D i honestly don't care, it just looks alittle hard to believe, if it did happen, then WOW :eek1: WOW, and OUCH! :eek1:

    :p:
     
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    i can see that happening. I had two hooks from a trebble hook on a top water lure snag in my cheek several years ago. We were snag fishing for gar. Hook came out of the fish and into my face. I had to go to the ER to have one of them removed as pulling the first one out with pliers proved to be a little much and I lost my lunch. :eek1:
     

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