Man gets his penis stuck in gym weight plate, doctors call firefighters to conduct rescue operation


It was called in to help after doctors at a local hospital was unable to remove the plate, German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported.

A man who stuck his penis in a dumbbell weight spent three hours surrounded by firefighters who sliced him free with power tools.

It is not entirely clear what the man was trying to achieve by inserting his penis in the centre hole of the 2.5kg disk.

A photo of the smashed weight plate was posted on Facebook by the firefighters.

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The man had to be sedated before firefighters, using angle grinders and a hydraulic rescue device, succeeded in breaking the plate.

They didn't reveal the identity of the man whose nether region became prisoner to the sharp metal piece of gym equipment.

It is not known whether the man's penis was seriously affected during the incident.

Worms' fire brigade posted about the incident on Facebook and the post has gone viral since then with 5,400 shares, 8,300 likes and 33,000 comments.