Australian man seeks help from firefighters when his genital gets stuck in a ring spanner

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Ring Spanner
Kyle Busch holds his oversized replica wrench trophy overhead after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Kobalt Tools 500 race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Atlanta, Georgia, March 9, 2008. Reuters/Robert LeSieur

Accidents involving the male genital, such as when a redback spider bit an Australian man on the penis, generates a lot of reader interest because of the body organ involved. Since the victim was unaware of the presence of the arachnid, he had little chance of avoiding the bite.

But when an incident involves deliberate insertion of a body part in an object to attain sexual gratification, seeking help afterward when the organ gets stuck is embarrassing but inevitable. Such is the case of an Australian man from Tweed Heads whose genital got stuck in a ring spanner on Monday.

When his organ became erect and he could no longer remove it from the ring spanner, or wrench, a tool used usually by mechanics to provide grip and mechanical advantage in applying torque to turn objects or keep it from turning, the man had to go to a hospital. The hospital had to call the fire department for assistance in the delicate surgery.

Tenplay reports that the team used a small angle grinder to free the man’s organ. Peter Sutherland, senior firefighter from Tweed Heads, shares, “We use a tiny angle grinder that’s air operated and use measuring tape to protect the skin and slowly zip away at it while keeping water running on it so it doesn’t get too hot.”

Sutherland discloses that firefighters are no longer surprised with such types of calls which they receive every now and then. He adds most of the time the victims seek help when there is no other way because they are too embarrassed with their situation. In some cases, the partner of the victim even gives wrong advice such as placing butter on the stuck penis and sleeping until the organ is freed. “It never does,” Courier Mail quotes Sutherland.