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Don’t worry, little dude. We get it.

Per the Herald, doctors were able to successfully remove the whistle from the patient’s throat and he is expected to make a full recovery.


This is, of course, not the first time a child has swallowed something they should not have. Last year, a video of another boy who had swallowed a dog toy acquired tens of millions of views. One paper in the British Medical Journal documented the successful removal of a swallowed whistle from a young boy’s lungs as early as 1918, though there was no mention of whether the patient emitted a high-pitched noise when he breathed.

[New Zealand Herald]