A REVELLER ripped his FINGER off after his ring got caught on a fence – but didn’t feel it because he was drunk.
Brandon Ward’s right ring finger was torn off at the knuckle when he snagged it on metal fencing walking home with friends.
Unlucky Brandon Ward lost his finger when his ring got stuck in a metal fence – but his drunken state meant he didn’t feel it
SWNS:South West News Service The 21-year-old only noticed the grisly accident when he looked down and noticed the bloody stump
He initially felt no pain but then was horrified to notice the finger missing – and the injury left him only an hour from death said doctors.
His pals thought he was joking until they saw the pool of blood on the floor and watched him faint.
He spent 14 hours in hospital after losing five-and-a-half pints of blood.
Brandon, from Swindon, Wilts, said: “The ring got caught halfway up the fence and as I turned around to leave, it ripped straight through the bone and veins.
“Luckily I didn’t feel much pain because I was quite drunk.
“I remember looking down at my hand and seeing the severed finger and all the blood, then asked my friend to call an ambulance.
“He thought I was messing with him until he saw the pool of blood on the floor, then I fainted.”
SWNS:South West News Service Now reveller Brandon wants to warn people of the dangers of wearing rings
Medical experts told the unfortunate 21-year-old that they could not reattach his finger.
Brandon now wants to warn people about the dangers of wearing rings after the gruesome accident on July 22.
He has had to take a break from delivering newspapers six days a week before work following the grisly injury.
He said: “I don’t want to risk the newspaper ink getting into my bandage and infecting the wound.”
The loss of the digit has made it hard to do everyday tasks, which has been “hard but bearable.”