Man shoots himself in the heart with a crossbow – but survives after an emergency operation
- The 47-year-old man shot himself with a crossbow through the left ventricle and the lung
- He was rushed to the hospital with the bolt out of his chest
- Surgeons have succeeded in removing the arrow and he is now recovering in the hospital
- According to the police, wound is an accident, but a suicide attempt is not excluded
An Italian man shot himself through the heart with a crossbow bolt, but survived and is now recovering at the hospital.
The 47-year-old, who is not mentioned, had processed the weapon in a village in the province of Aosta in northern Italy on Monday night when it fired.
An 11-inch (30 cm) bolt eventually landed in the man's left ventricle and lung, with the end out of his chest.
A 47-year-old Italian man shot himself through the heart and lungs with a crossbow bolt but survived after an emergency operation and is now recovering at the hospital
A family member called medics brought him to the hospital, where doctors decided not to remove the arrow from the still-conscious patient for fear of fatal bleeding.
Instead, he was taken via an air ambulance to a specialized heart hospital in Turin, where surgeons put him to sleep before letting his blood flow through a series of machines, Aosta Sera reports.
After the bolt was removed, the blood was pumped back into his body and he was shown around.
It is now said that the man is recovering well at the hospital, with the operation as a & # 39; full success & # 39 ;.
The police say it looks like the shooting was an accident, but is still investigating and has not ruled out a suicide attempt.
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