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At an Upstate New York hospital there is a very unique display, one that anglers may love and fear at the same time.
“SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. – Sometimes fishermen get hooked in a painful way.
Gary Nye, a physician assistant in the emergency room at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake for more than 20 years, has treated numerous anglers who’ve come in with the treble hooks from fishing lures stuck on their thumbs, arms or legs, ears, noses, eyelids, lips, the side of their necks, the back of their heads – nearly every body part.
He said he’s taken lures off several patients’ penises and scrotums, adding those incidents occurred when the individuals were fishing with small bathing suits, or skimpy, loose-hanging shorts with nothing on underneath. “Usually alcohol has something to do with it,” he added.
As a testimony to Nye’s services and other hospital staff to Adirondack area anglers, the hospital in 1990 began asking individuals to contribute the lures staff removed for posting on a bulletin board where they could be displayed for all to see.
Today, there are more than 100 lures displayed on two, side-by-side bulletin boards in the main lobby area of the hospital. One board notes lures taken from anglers from 1990 to 2000. The other, 2000 to 20??. On top of the display boards is a sign that says, ‘THE ONES THAT DIDN’T GET AWAY….'”
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