Emergency responders heeded a call at 4:48 a.m. on Monday in Guangdong province where 10 firefighters found a 45-year-old man in severe pain, unable to free himself from a pair of magnets stuck to his testicles.
The man claimed that he was practicing some “magnetic therapy” in the wee hours of the morning and had unfortunately got his balls sandwiched and trapped between two extremely powerful magnets, reported Southern Metropolis Daily (via Shanghaiist).
When firefighters were unable to decide on how to resolve his dilemma, they thought it best to take the man to the hospital.
As such situations are very rare, the firefighters and doctors were unsure on how to approach the problem at the hospital. A brief commotion ensued on who will take responsibility if any attempt at saving the man’s balls resulted in tragedy.
After the man proclaimed that he’s willing to take full responsibility, the rescuers began setting up a hydraulic tool for the “magnet separation” procedure attempt.
A slight problem arose when the doctors realized that there is no room for the huge hydraulic machine since the magnets were stuck too tightly.
Rescuers then sought advice from the manufacturer of the magnets on how to loosen up the magnets’ grip. While the company proposed sliding the magnets off, the doctors dismissed the idea for being too risky.
After having his testicles squished between magnets for four excruciating hours, the firefighters then realized that they could use the hydraulic cutter to break up the magnets into smaller pieces. Eventually, the man’s balls were then set free after the sensitive procedure.
No lasting damage was found in the man’s testicles after a thorough check up from the doctors.
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