Friday, December 23, 2005

Speared fisherman critical

A spear fisherman who accidentally speared himself in the chest at Cape Point on Thursday was still in a serious condition in the Groote Schuur hospital late Thursday night. The 33-year-old man had apparently been demonstrating the spear gun to people when he was shot. NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon says the spear was embedded in the victim’s chest but could not be removed at the scene. The patient was flown to hospital by helicopter where doctors operated to remove the barbed spear from his chest.


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