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The Dumbest Tourist of the Month Award

Posted by te2ataria on January 28, 2010

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Stingrays Dislike Being Used as Surfboards!

The Dumbest Tourist of the Month Award for January 2010 Goes to a Canadian

Matt Brazeau, 36, a Canadian tourist is reportedly recovering in New Plymouth after he was severely lanced by an stingray when he tried to get a piggy ride!

According to a news report, he claims that he mistakenly stood on the stingray  while kayaking !!!

He said he “had fallen out of his kayak in shallow surf at a beach near Waitara this week when he placed his foot on the stingray and immediately felt a stabbing pain in his thigh.” NZHerald Reported.

Taranaki Daily News said, “the barb entered his leg above his knee and came out the other side halfway up his thigh, leaving a wound which needed 40 stitches.”

“It was as though something had bit me but with electrical impulses,” he said. “It was really fast, in and out within a second. There was no movement, no action in the water except for me jumping back into the kayak. It had to be a stingray.”

Friends tied a belt around his leg to stop the blood gushing out, as he cried out loud like a baby, before an ambulance was called.

A doctor said he barb had narrowly missed an artery,  and the tourist  escaped without serious injury to muscle or tissue.

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