(UK.NEWS.YAHOO) — A teenager who was accidentally shot in the forehead with a three-foot fishing spear is miraculously recovering from his injuries, his doctors have revealed.
Medical experts have been left stunned after the stainless steel spear narrowly missed every major blood vessel in the brain of 16-year-old Yasser Lopez.
A dramatic X-ray scan shows part of the spear protruding from his skull after rescuers cut down 18 inches of the spear from the outside of his head to allow doctors to carry out a full radiographic examination.
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The freak accident occurred on June 7 when Mr Lopez, of Miami-Dade County, Florida, was on a fishing trip with friends.