Brazil might soon become the land of horrendous spear gun accidents and miraculous survivals.
For the second time in the past month, a Brazilian survived the pierce of a fishing spear, this time directly through her mouth, according to the Associated Press.
Elisangela Borborema Rosa's husband had been cleaning his spear gun on May 6 when the weapon fired, seemingly by accident, the story says.
The doctor who performed her emergency surgery told media the harpoon shot through the 28-year-old's mouth and spine, coming within a centimeter of killing her.
Comments on the story question why the spear gun was loaded during cleaning.
Police told the news wire that once Borborema Rosa fully recovers they will investigate the events that led to her injury. However, police said they don't suspect an attempted murder.
They should, however, suspect that family members of fisher-people in Brazil will start using duck and coverRead More »from Another Brazilian survives accidental spear gun strike