Teen Survives After Taking Spear Shot Through Brain

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MIAMI  — Doctors in Miami have successfully removed a spear accidentally shot through a teenager’s skull during a spearfishing trip.

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Yasser Lopez, 16, was in serious condition Tuesday at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.

The spear gun accidentally fired as it was being loaded. Lopez was hospitalized June 7 with 3 feet of the spear protruding from his forehead.

Doctors say the spear entered the teen’s head 2 inches above his right eye and came out the back of his skull. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue tools were used to cut the spear so the teen could be X-rayed.

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The rest of the spear was removed in a three-hour surgery. Doctors told reporters Monday that the spear missed all the main blood vessels in the brain. They said Lopez doesn’t remember the accident.

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