Teenager survives harpoon headshot v | Pakistan Today

Teenager survives harpoon headshot v

Yasel Lopez, 16, was fishing with a friend in Miami when their three-foot spear gun went off unexpectedly, piercing Lopez through his head. Doctors are calling his survival from the accident, nearly two weeks ago, a miracle. The gun went off when the teenagers were loading it with a spear. The force of the impact was so strong it knocked him into the water. Acting quickly, his friend called 911 and Lopez was soon airlifted to Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital where doctors raced to save him. Doctors revealed details about Lopez’s ordeal, and how they worked to save his life. “We used a high-speed drill to drill the bone at either end to create an opening through which we could remove the spear,” one of the doctors said. Dr George Garcia, who helped to save Lopez’s life, said that Lopez was awake and interacting with hospital staff when he arrived, though he became agitated and panicky. Calling Lopez a “pretty incredible, very lucky boy”. Lopez, currently in recovery, was only able to speak to doctors in short sentences. He may never remember the incident because it appears that he could be suffering from post-traumatic amnesia. Agencies



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