A man accidentally got his penis trapped in the hole of a gym’s dumbbell disc and firefighters spent three hours using power tools to free him.
Independent UK reports that the crew used an angle-grinder and a circular saw to prise the 2.5kg dumbbell disc off the unfortunate weight-lifter at a hospital in Worms, Germany.
They also employed a hydraulic emergency tool more often used to free trapped car crash victims.
He had to be sedated as firefighters cut through and smashed the weight.
Worms fire department posted a picture of the shattered disc on social media following the rescue operation on Friday.
“One person had a very sensitive part of the body trapped in the hole of a 2.5 kg dumbbell disc,” it said on Facebook, describing the call-out as “somewhat different”.
The department did not explain how the man became trapped. But it cautioned: “Please do not imitate such actions.”