Sixteen-year-old Yasser Lopez is currently recovering from a freak accident in which a spear longer than 3 feet discharged through his head. Amazingly the teen survived, and his doctors explained the unusual case to media at a press conference in Miami on Monday.
CBS Miami reports that Yasser's survival may be a result of the spear miraculously missing the major blood vessels in the teen's brain.
The episode unfolded when Yasser and a 15-year-old friend were hanging out June 7th, when the friend loaded a spear gun that accidentally deployed, according to a statement from Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. The spear struck Yasser about one inch above his eye, his doctors said, with three feet protruding from his forehead and the other end penetrating the back of his head.
Pictured: Xray of Yasser Lopez's skull. (Photo by Jackson Memorial Hospital)