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Published:April 27th, 2013 09:29 EST

Man Shoots Self In Eye With Harpoon: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Doctors in Brazil said a man was lucky to escape death and avoid brain damage when he shot himself in through the eye with a harpoon gun.


Bruno Coutinho was cleaning his harpoon gun at his Petropolis home when the gun accidentally fired, sending a harpoon through his left eye and into his head.

Coutinho avoided brain damage, but lost his left eye. Coutinho is expected to be discharged from the hospital within a few days."


It`s a miracle the harpoon didn`t pierce a major artery or cause major brain damage. Of course, it could be argued that a man, who accidentally shoots himself through the eye with a harpoon gun, has a sub-standard brain anyway.

It won`t be long before gun control advocates demand that harpoon guns be banned:

If harpoon guns aren`t banned people will be shooting themselves in the eye, when they aren`t shooting whales, and whale-like creatures like Rosie O`Donnell.

On a serious note, I`m amazed by Coutinho`s presence of mind; he was able to call for help despite the pain.

Coutinho is lucky to be alive, and I wish him a speedy recovery.

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