Lucky escape for boy shot in the head with a harpoon

The harpoon entered his head just above his right eye and it penetrated through his brain to the back of his skull. Photo: Reuters

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

Sixteen-year-old Yasser Lopez was spear fishing with a friend when he was accidentally shot in the head.

The harpoon entered his head just above his right eye and it penetrated through his brain to the back of his skull.

The boy had a lucky escape as no vital parts of his brain were damaged by the spear.