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Woman survives after husband accidentally shoots her in the mouth with harpoon
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/08/18132396-woman-survives-after-husband-accidentally-shoots-her-in-the-mouth-with-harpoon?lite ^ | May 8, 2013 | Stan Lehman

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."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ouch; sourcetitlenoturl

"the woman's husband was cleaning his spear gun when it went off"

Could have happened, I guess.

1 posted on 05/09/2013 2:26:47 PM PDT by billorites
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To: billorites

Okay, who believes that story?........


2 posted on 05/09/2013 2:27:51 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: billorites

That’ll shut her up....


3 posted on 05/09/2013 2:28:27 PM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: billorites

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 . . . . .


4 posted on 05/09/2013 2:29:36 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: billorites
"accidentally"

CC

5 posted on 05/09/2013 2:29:57 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: billorites

Next time he tells her to put a lid on it she will listen!


6 posted on 05/09/2013 2:33:07 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: billorites

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.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 2:33:36 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Red Badger
"Okay, who believes that story?........"

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.

8 posted on 05/09/2013 2:36:20 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

“I didn’t know the spear gun was loaded”???


9 posted on 05/09/2013 2:36:41 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Red Badger
Okay, who believes that story?........

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.

10 posted on 05/09/2013 2:40:03 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Autonomous User

next time, she brings the beer


11 posted on 05/09/2013 2:45:02 PM PDT by fnord (My life is like the movie Willard, except with hummingbirds)
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To: billorites

Whadda ya tell a woman with 2 black eyes and a speargun spear shot through her mouth?


12 posted on 05/09/2013 2:45:04 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Darksheare; Borax Queen

Darks, you’ve outdone yourself once again.......


13 posted on 05/09/2013 2:47:10 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: billorites

Oops, sorry about that.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 2:47:55 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Pollster1

First rule.
You don’t clean any gun or spear gun or anything else capable of holding a cartridge unless unloaded.
Second rule.
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.


15 posted on 05/09/2013 2:49:05 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: billorites

The real question is... was she a whale?

/duck!


16 posted on 05/09/2013 2:54:29 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: glyptol

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.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 2:56:24 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: billorites

Damn that is awfully close to the cartoid attery too, she is lucky she didn’t bleed to death...


18 posted on 05/09/2013 2:56:32 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: billorites

Husband: “That woman was always shooting her mouth off”!


19 posted on 05/09/2013 2:59:31 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: billorites

Hooray and up she rises...


20 posted on 05/09/2013 3:03:23 PM PDT by VR-21 (I'm weary of being lorded over by criminals and gilded degenerates.)
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To: billorites
Al Czervik: Last time I saw a mouth like that, it had a hook harpoon in it. /Caddyshack
21 posted on 05/09/2013 3:13:14 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: billorites

She fell for him hook, line and sinker ...


22 posted on 05/09/2013 3:27:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
The real question is... was she a whale? /duck!

Correcto Mundo!

Now you know why Hillary never goes swimming when Captain Ahab is on his ship!

23 posted on 05/09/2013 3:29:11 PM PDT by cpdiii
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To: billorites
"Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. Sink all coffins and all hearses to one common pool! and since neither can be mine, let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, though tied to thee, thou damned whale! Thus, I give up the spear!" 

Novel:  Moby Dick: Or, The Whale, Herman Melville, 1851

24 posted on 05/09/2013 3:37:57 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: billorites

Moby Duck!


25 posted on 05/09/2013 4:12:47 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: glyptol

best post of thread right here.


26 posted on 05/09/2013 5:36:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Pollster1

i am always skeptical when anyone says i didn’t know it was loaded. man or woman.


27 posted on 05/09/2013 5:41:14 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Unless his weapons safety instructor was this DEA guy:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=682921n


28 posted on 05/09/2013 5:47:53 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Rodamala

Do ya get my point yet!!?


29 posted on 05/09/2013 5:49:52 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: billorites

She has some serious buck teeth....


30 posted on 05/09/2013 6:08:43 PM PDT by JZoback
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To: billorites
Photo of the husband...


31 posted on 05/09/2013 6:17:41 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps
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To: Lakeshark; Borax Queen

I think this falls under “Stupid party tricks” category.
You know, like how many billiard balls one can hold in their mouth, etc.


32 posted on 05/10/2013 9:01:26 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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