“The Ones that Didn’t Get Away” board boasts painful reminders
By angelamontana

Posted: December 20, 2021

“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.”

There’s nothing like a reminder of what could be or has been to remind you to be a little more cautious next time!  Does that even work?

Check out this article by David Figura with newyorkupstate.com that goes into detail about some of the stories behind some of the lures on that board.  Interesting idea for a hospital–it got them in the news!


Photo: The two bulletin board display lures that were removed from anglers by hospital emergency staff. Carrie Skiff, the hospital’s ER director, is pictured.
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