HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - A Miami teen who was impaled in the forehead in a spearfishing gun accident in early June is very, very lucky, according to surgeons who were able to remove the long piece of metal that was lodged all the way through his brain.
16-year-old Yasser Lopez is recovering well; doctors with Jackson Memorial Hospital said at a press conference Monday he will likely rehabilitate without additional surgery.
According to a report given to Jackson doctors, the two teens were not underwater when the spear gun Lopez's friend was holding discharged.
Doctors say the report noted that both boys "woke up" to find that Lopez had a spear in his forehead, suggesting that Lopez lost consciousness initially and that the friend may have passed out in shock.
According to the hospital, the fishing spear entered Lopez's head about an inch above his right eye. click here to read more