Florida teen recovering after spear gun accident

Help

A teenager in south Florida is recovering after being accidentally shot in the head with a fishing spear.

Yasser Lopez, 16, was spear fishing when his friend's device went off, entering his brain over his right eye.

Lopez was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where doctors spent three hours removing the spear.

They said it was a miracle that no vital brain functions were damaged in the accident.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.