Firemen from the Spanish town of Dénia, in Alicante, enjoyed an entertaining shout last week when they were called to remove four steel rings from the base of an unfortunate chap's todger.
An unnamed 40-year-old foreigner rolled up at the local hospital in the early hours of Friday morning, unable to extract his member from the vice-like grip, and in danger of penile strangulation.
According to El Mundo, hospital staff called in the experts, who deployed a "Dremel-style" mini saw and cooling fluid to perform the rescue.
Fire station chief Javier Fayos explained that the thickness of each ring necessitated two cuts on each - "one above and one below" - to effect the removal.
He said: "It's not the first time that the hospital's called us to cut rings, although they're usually on fingers."
The "delicate procedure" was a success, although two surgeons and nursing staff were on hand, just in case. The number of firefighters present is not recorded, but is unlikely to have topped the two full crews who rushed to Southhampton General Hospital back in 2011 to free a similarly-indisposed bloke.
The year before, the same hospital saw no less than eight firemen attend an eye-watering incident involving a spam javelin, a steel tube and an angle grinder. ®