Nicaraguan dies after eating live fish
January 27, 2005
MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- A man who joked to friends that he would eat a fish
live choked to death when the creature squirmed and lodged in his throat, police
and coroner's officials said Thursday.
Police said the incident occurred when 22-year-old Jose Angel Torres Padilla
was fishing with friends on Monday in the municipality of Dario, about 40 miles
north of the capital.
Police said the man's friends told them he had put the fish in his mouth,
joking that he was going to eat it live. But the fish squirmed and slipped
down his throat.
Benito Lindo, coroner for the provincial capital of Matagalpa, told The Associated
Press by telephone that doctors conducting an autopsy had found a fish in the
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