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Swimming is a dangerous affair: especially when you’re doing it in your birthday suit.
Herbert Fendt (who changed his name to avoid public embarrassment) was skinny dipping in a lake in Kaisersee in Southern Germany last week.
According to local media reports, Fendt, who is rather fond of skinny dipping, had been swimming when he felt a tug in his genital area.
It wasn’t a leaf from the surrounding trees. It wasn’t a fish.
Apparently, a nearby fisherman got a little too enthusiastic with his line, and ended up accidentally hooking onto the poor man’s penis.
Talking to Augsburger-Allgemeine, a German regional newspaper, he said:
I cried out to the fisherman ashore shouting 'do not pull, do not pull...' I was terrified he was going to try to reel me in.
Needless to say, some have questioned the validity of the story.
After all, Fendt was swimming in a lake many nudists frequent, located near Dickelsmoor.
The President of the local fishing association, Sylvia Fischer said:
We fishermen can perfectly understand the situation... We have all had at times a fishing hook pierced through one of our fingers, so we can imagine the incident was quite painful.
If true, this may just be the most ironic story of the year.
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