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Man Okay After Surgeons Removed Six-inch Spear From His Head

By Sandy Sand     Mar 31, 2009 in Science
The father of a young man in Sao Paolo, Brazil, described the successful removal of a six-inch fishing spear from his son’s head as a “miracle.”
It took surgeons five hours to remove the spear from Emerson de Oliveria Abreu, which entered his head just above his left eye.
It was buried so deeply, officials said only its tip could be seen.
The freak incident occurred when Abreu dove off a cliff in Rio de Janeriro where he’d been diving, and his spear gun accidentally fired, ricocheted off the rocks, then penetrated his head.
Doctors said the spear missed hitting any critical parts of his brain, and he should be fine.
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