Monday, April 22, 2013

Man survives shooting self in brain while cleaning harpoon

A Brazilian man has miraculously survived after shooting himself in the head with a harpoon.

Bruno Barcellos de Souza Coutinho, 34, was cleaning fishing equipment in the city of Petropolis when the speargun accidentally fired and lodged 15 centimetres into his head, through his left eye and deep into his brain.

However, he did not seek medical attention until the next day when a relative encouraged him to go to hospital. He arrived for treatment completely lucid and underwent emergency surgery.

De Souza Coutinho lost his eye but incredibly avoided suffering any brain damage.


Mitchell said...

You'll be fine. Just walk it off.

Anonymous said...

@Mitchell: "You'll be fine. Just walk it off," was the VERY FIRST thing that came to mind. Reminds me of the story of the tough ol' farmer worked right through his ruptured appendix, never went to the doctor, and survived.


xoxoxoBruce said...

"...avoided suffering any brain damage."
Does that mean more than he already had to have, to be cleaning a loaded speargun?