Doctors were unable to reattach his penis as it was not recovered

A Chinese man cut off his penis and threw it into a river following an attempt to take his own life.

The 41-year-old man, named only as Mr Chan, said he cut off part of his penis while heavily intoxicated.

He claimed that he had found life too difficult after his wife divorced him three years ago.

The incident took place in Guangzhou, southern China, on Friday, reported the People’s Daily Online.