Firemen attempting to remove the ring. A tweeted photo by the Fire and Rescue Department (@bombaJBPM).
KOTA BARU: A 23-year-old man slipped a ring he found onto his penis and had to endure about 15 hours of pain when he could not get it off.
The tree cutter from Kampung Dewan Beta here had put the ring on “for the fun of it” at about 5pm on Saturday.
When he found that the ring was so firmly stuck at the base of his appendage that he could not remove it, he confided his predicament with his father.
After many hours of trying, neither men could get the ring off.
The father then sent his son to the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital at about 3am on Sunday.
But doctors there could not get the ring to budge either. That portion of the man’s penis swelled so much from the chafing that the ring became firmly lodged.
The hospital team then called the Fire and Rescue Service Department’s Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS), which arrived at about 7.25am.
Kota Baru Zone fire chief Jamil Abdullah said a four-man EMRS team took nearly two hours to slice the ring off safely using a ring cutter.
“The victim was anaesthetised during the procedure,” he said.
When he regained consciousness, the man only shook his head in disbelief when asked why he did it.
“I found the ring and put it on for the fun of it.
“I never thought it would get stuck,” he said.