Man Survives Harpoon in Head

A man in Petropolis, Brazil, accidentally shot himself through the head with a harpoon. As he was cleaning his fishing gear, Bruno Barcellos de Souza Coutinho was impaled by a spear that went 15 centimeters into his skull.  

However, he did not seek medical attention until the next day when a relative encouraged him to go to hospital. He arrived for treatment completely lucid and underwent emergency surgery.

De Souza Coutinho lost his eye but incredibly avoided suffering any brain damage.

The news item did not mention how De Souza Coutinho managed overnight with the spear in his face. Link  -via Arbroath

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My grandfather did the same sort of thing, he lost a fingertip on a saw and went to the ER, sat there for hours and finally gave up and sewed it back on himself.
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