Skip to comments.Woman survives after husband accidentally shoots her in the mouth with harpoon
Posted on 05/09/2013 2:26:47 PM PDT by billorites
A 28-year-old woman miraculously survived after her husband accidentally shot her in the mouth with a harpoon, Brazilian officials said Wednesday.
The Rio de Janeiro State Health Department said in a statement that the woman's husband was cleaning his spear gun when it went off, firing a harpoon that hit her cervical spine.
Elisangela Borborema Rosa was rushed to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery after Monday's incident in the coastal city of Arraial do Cabo.
The statement quotes neurosurgeon Allan da Costa as saying that the harpoon came within 1 centimeter (less than half an inch) of killing the woman. He said he expects a full recovery.
A police officer in Arrial do Cabo said by telephone that officials are looking into the case.
"Everything indicates it was an accident, but we are investigating. We don't think the husband tried to kill her," said the officer, who cited department policy in declining to let her name be used.
"But once she fully recovers we will be able to question her and get a clearer picture of what happened."
"the woman's husband was cleaning his spear gun when it went off"
Could have happened, I guess.
Okay, who believes that story?........
That’ll shut her up....
My wife, oh let me tell you, she’s got a mouth on her. I mean, the last time I saw a mouth like her’s, it had a harpoon in it . . . . .
Next time he tells her to put a lid on it she will listen!
Had to have been a pneumatic gun. Only other type would use latex tubing bands to propel the spear shaft.
Seriously doubt he had an SMG.
(kind used in Jaws)
I’ve own that own which uses .38 blanks to propel the shaft. Its a very rare gun and didn’t work very well.
I suppose it depends upon whether it has happened before.
If it's an habitual sort of thing then he's going to find himself sleeping on the couch for a while.
“I didn’t know the spear gun was loaded”???
I could believe it, except for the part where he tied the line off to the back of the boat and dragged her for a few miles.
next time, she brings the beer
Whadda ya tell a woman with 2 black eyes and a speargun spear shot through her mouth?
Darks, you’ve outdone yourself once again.......
Oops, sorry about that.
You don’t clean any gun or spear gun or anything else capable of holding a cartridge unless unloaded.
Even if you checked and it is unloaded, maybe, don’t point it at anyone. Even if nothing happens you can develop sloppy habits.
In my opinion.
The real question is... was she a whale?
I am always skeptical when a man shoots his wife and “didn’t know it was loaded”. At least it wasn’t a longbow - that’s just slightly harder to pretend it was an accident.
Damn that is awfully close to the cartoid attery too, she is lucky she didn’t bleed to death...
Husband: “That woman was always shooting her mouth off”!
Hooray and up she rises...