Jackson Memorial Hospital is on something of a streak. After holding a press conference updating the public on their successful treatment of face-eating victim Ronald Poppo, the hospital today revealed details to the public of how they managed to save a Miami teenager after he wound up with a spear in his forehead after an accident involving a spear gun.
The 16-year-old boy, Yasser Lopez, was fishing with a friend near the 5200 block of SW 139th Place on Thursday, June 7. The boys were loading a spear gun when it accidentally went off and hit Lopez right above his right eye. The boy was conscious when he was airlifted to JMH.
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The hospitals released photos today showing that the spear actually penetrated all the way through Lopez's head, and exited through the other side.