Fish chokes angler to death

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A man died after a bet he made with friends went tragically wrong.

The group were fishing on a beach in Icapui, Brazil, when the man caught what is described as a small sole on the end of his line. His friends bet him that he wouldn't be able to hold the fish between his teeth for a minute.

Unfortunately, as he put the fish to his mouth it wriggled free and went down his throat, where it became lodged in his windpipe.

He managed to drive to a local hospital but he collapsed and died before the fish could be removed by doctors.

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