A man was left in agony after his penis was stung by a stingray when he was swimming in the sea.
The man was left rolling around on the sand in pain after the animal’s barb hooked onto his genitals.
When he crawled back onto the beach in Sanya in China’s Hainan province, the stingray was still attached.
The man was visiting the area as a tourist and enjoying the tropical weather when the freak incident happened on September 1.
A video of him shows him lying on the beach before the emergency services rush to help him.
However they didn’t have the appropriate tools to hand, so they had to improvise to fully remove and unhook the spiny tail from the man’s penis.
Onlookers crowded around him to watch events unfold, and some bystanders had their smartphones out to film or take pictures of the unfortunate incident.
In the end, the emergency services managed to release the tail.
Although he is clearly in pain, the man is able to stand immediately afterwards – however, he went with the paramedics to hospital for a checkup.
Witnesses claim the stingray died on the beach.
A video of the poor man’s plight has since gone viral, racking up over five million views.