Indonesian teenager survives getting speared in the neck by a needlefish

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😲 Wow… I know accidents do happen but this young man from Indonesia is so lucky just to be alive!

“A 16-year-old boy named Muhammad Idul from Wakinamboro village in the South Buton regency of Southeast Sulawesi miraculously survived a freak accident when he went fishing on Saturday night.

Idul’s father, Saharuddin, told local news outlets that his son has taken up fishing on the weekends as a hobby. Idul was on one of his fishing adventures last weekend, when a needlefish (known as a “sori” in local dialect) suddenly leaped out of the water and speared Idul in the neck with its snout, knocking him off his boat.

Photos of the gruesome injury showed that the fish had pierced Idul from under the left side of his chin through the back of his neck, just below his skull.

Idul managed to get to the surface and walk home, his right hand gripping the fish while its snout was still stuck in his neck, staunching the wound. He was then taken to a hospital in nearby Baubau city, but the doctor there did not take a risk in removing the fish’s snout from Idul’s neck due to limited equipment.

Idul was then transferred to a hospital in Makassar, where he underwent a delicate surgery procedure yesterday morning, which reportedly went on for about an hour and involved six surgeons.

Idul is now reportedly in recovery and under close supervision to prevent potential infections. He is expected to remain in hospital for about a week.”

My How-To Compilation: Hobie Pro Angler Outrigger Mod with Motor Mount

Although the last few months of 2018 had me very busy I made sure to find the time to work on this project I affectionately named POSEIDON in hopes of finishing it up for the start of the 2019 year. I did manage to document most of this conversion process which I share in this 35 minute video for those wanting to do a similar build as there is not a lot of information out there to be found. If you found this video useful or entertaining in any way then be sure and help support the channel by giving it a like and subscribing to my channel on YouTube and THANK YOU for watching.

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The Components – 0:35
Modified Xbar – 1:27
3d Printed Parts & Assembly – 5:17
Attaching Xbar Front Mounts – 11:21
Attaching Xbar Rear Mounts – 14:04
The Motor Mount – 17:58
Motor Mount Installation – 20:10
New Grab Bars – 21:22
The Motor – 23:14
Break-in Procedure – 24:43
Motor Tip – 25.51
Storage – 27:42
Aka Modification – 28:45
Maiden Voyage – 29:46

My Modified Harbor Freight Tire Changer

What can I say… I love making and modifying tools. In this video I share my recent modification to a popular manual tire changer that I purchased from Harbor Freight Tools. Owning three trailers and multiple vehicles I found a need to go back to changing my own tires like I’ve always have done in the past but this time making the job much easier with the help of my DIY tire mounting assist tool. Ultimately this was a fun learning experience and cheap project that is now part of my tool arsenal that can be easily stored away and readily available for me to use with the help of most vehicles that utilizes a normal height 2 inch hitch receiver.