Boy survives 3-foot fishing spear shot to the head
Yasser Lopez, a 16-year old South Florida teenager, is recovering after being shot in the head with a fishing spear.
The X-rays of the boy’s skull reveal the extent of the injury he suffered from a freak spear gun accident.
Lopez was then rushed to the hospital by paramedics according to ABC. The doctors cite the paramedic’s decision not to pull the spear out as the reason Lopez managed to stay alive.
“The temptation if you don’t have experience with these things is, ‘Oh well, pull it out,’” said neurosurgeon Dr. Ross Bullock. “If you do that, most of the time it’s uniformly fatal.”
The doctors said it was a miracle that the spear missed all the main blood vessels in Lopez’s brain.
Although he may experience some sensory issues of the left side of his body, Lopez is expected to make up to a 90% recovery according to doctors who are impressed by his progress:
“His words are actually amazingly easy to understand,” said Bullock. “For example, he’s not having pain; he’s worried about the fact that he can’t use his left side.”
Now that’s a fishing story.