Boy stabbed in neck by catfish barb

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A boy in Arkansas is recovering after he was stabbed in the neck with a catfish barb.

The boy went fishing with his dad on Father’s Day.  He was holding a catfish they caught when the fish flopped and smacked him on the neck.

His parents had to hold the catfish still until paramedics arrived.  The paramedics cut the fin before airlifting the boy to a hospital.

Doctors were able to pull the bar out without seriously injuring the boy.