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A Thai youth had a very lucky escape when he harpooned himself going fishing.
The gruesome picture of Jitrapanu Khantasima,16, was posted on social media, reports Daily News.
He was going to a local river Thursday with the two metre long implement when he tripped and fell. It pierced his eyelid going through to the forehead but just missed blinding him.
Neighbours who saw the accident in the Chiang Klang area of Nan in the north of the country rushed him to the local hospital. He was later transferred for surgery to the main hospital in Nan.
Dr Phongthep Wongwatcharapaibun of Nan Hospital said the young man was lucky the harpoon had not entered his eyeball. He warned everyone going fishing with such things to be very careful especially when walking.