Taking a mackerel to the face isn’t usually the first thing you’re worried about when you paddle out. It’s probably not even on the list of things you’re thinking about. But a 27-year-old Brazilian surfer got royally messed up by one.
During an afternoon session in Sao Vincente way back in December of 2005, the man fell off his board and smashed his face on something solid. He dislocated his jaw, fractured his eye socket and cheek bone, and somehow, three pieces of the bottom jaw of the fish got stuck way up his nose. The incident only recently came to light because of a study that was released in the Journal of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine.