Swimmer chokes to death on fish

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A teenager swimming in a lake near Cairo has choked to death on a fish that swam into his mouth.

Eighteen year-old Yasser Ahmad Hussein was swimming in Lake Qaroun in Egypt when a fish entered his mouth and caused him to choke, says a report from Al-Wafd.

The report says that Hussein was celebrating the three day feast which marks the end of the Ramadan fasting by swimming in the nature reserve's lake.

Paramedics were unable to resuscitate Hussein, who had died before he reached the hospital.

In September 2006, a girl became critically ill after a live eel jumped into her throat causing her to choke.

In 2005, a boy choked to death after a Climbing perch he had caught jumped into his mouth.