The Indonesian boy, Mohamed Idol, was off the coast of Sulawesi Island, fishing with his father when the fish stabbed him.
Idol underwent urgent surgery, and showed pictures of the mouth of the perforated fish, as it penetrated his neck from one side, to exit from the other side of the neck, and the fish remained stuck in his body, until it was removed in the hospital.
The Indonesian boy (16 years old) gradually recovered from the injury, but he was not discharged from hospital due to the fever he had.
Alkhurmiah belongs to what is known as "needle fish" due to its long tubular shape and slim body.
This fish is widely spread in coastal waters. It is known for being adept at leaping from water at speeds of up to 60 kilometers per hour.