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.
Coutinho was taken to Santa Teresa hospital, where an X-ray showed the metal harpoon went straight through to the back of his cranium.
Surgeons removed the harpoon in a pair of operations more than 10 hours after it became lodged in Coutinho's head.
Dr. Orlando Maria, chief of neurosurgery at the hospital, said the harpoon very nearly pierced a major artery.
He said Coutinho avoided brain damage, but lost his left eye. Coutinho is expected to be discharged from the hospital within a few days, Maria said.