Firefighters were called to remove four curtain rings stuck around a man’s penis.
The hapless fella was taken to hospital after the rings got stuck around his member.
But doctors at the facility in Cali, Valle Del Cauca, Colombia, lacked the specialist cutting tools required for such a tricky job – and had to call in firefighters.
Rescue experts spent over an hour removing the metal rings, says Colombia Reports.
According to the news outlet, the procedure required a steady hand in a sensitive region and the firefighters had to be extra-careful not to injure the stricken man.
There was reportedly a risk of causing irreparable damage to the man’s penis.
The unnamed man remains an inpatient at Carlos Holmes Trujillo Hospital.
Officials have told local newspaper El Pais that “he received medical and psychological care, for the embarrassment this situation may have caused.”
And officials reported that such cases occur three to four times a year.