Spear Removed From Brazilian Diver's Head

Emerson de Oliveira Abreu was diving off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He fired his spear gun and the spear ricocheted off rocks and penetrated his head. Doctors say he will be fine. The surgeons who removed the spear from the man's brain say it didn't hit anything important.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. A Brazilian man may be the butt of jokes for years to come, but can be happy for now that he's alive. The man was fishing off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, diving underwater with a spear gun, which he fired. The fishing spear ricocheted off rocks, and that's how it buried itself several inches deep into his skull. Amazingly doctors say he'll be fine. The surgeons who removed the spear from his brain say it didn't hit anything important.

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