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Florida boy airlifted to hospital after being stabbed in the chest by catfish barb on fishing trip

Florida child is airlifted to the hospital after being impaled in the chest by a catfish barb during a family fishing trip

  • A child, under 10 years old, was stabbed by a catfish stinger, which broke off, imbedding an inch a half in the child’s chest
  • The child’s mother was rushing to the hospital when the youngster complained of shortness of breath
  • The quick-thinking mom called 911 and Pasco County, Florida rescuers decided to airlift the child to a Tampa hospital
  • More than 1,200 species of catfish are venomous and a sting wound can be infected with bacteria and fungus
  • The child is currently listed in stable condition in St. John’s Hospital in Tampa 

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