Firefighters free man with penis stuck in pipe

A MAN who went to casualty with his penis stuck in a steel pipe had to be cut free by firefighters using a metal grinder.

A MAN who went to casualty with his penis stuck in a steel pipe had to be cut free by firefighters using a metal grinder.

Medics at Southampton General Hospital could not get the man's penis out of the stainless steel pipe because the restricted blood flow had caused it to become aroused, so they called in Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.

They turned up with a special equipment unit from St Mary's station in Southampton and seven firefighters helped free them man, 40, in what was described as a "delicate operation".

The firefighters used the four-and-a-half-inch grinder to cut the pipe from around the man's penis, which took about 30 minutes.

The patient was given an anaesthetic and his penis was left bruised and swollen but otherwise unharmed.

The man gave hospital staff no explanation about how the pipe got stuck after he turned up on Tuesday morning.