A TEENAGER from Florida has survived after being shot through the head with a spear.
Yasser Lopez, 16, was said to be extremely lucky to survive after his friend accidentally fired a spear-gun into his forehead as it was being loaded. The force of the impact was said to be so strong that it knocked him into the lake where the two teenagers had been fishing. Lopez was airlifted to Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital where doctors were only able to X-ray him after sawing off part of the spear so he could fit into the scanner. Miraculously, the three-inch spear went straight through his skull, narrowly missing his right eye and perforating the right side of his brain. Lopez was alert and speaking to paramedics when he arrived at the hospital, giving doctors confidence that he would survive. –TG