A Brazilian woman cheated death by just one centimetre after her husband accidentally shot her in the mouth with a HARPOON.
The spear hit her cervical spine and came within one centimetre of killing her, according to neurosurgeon Allan da Costa.
Mrs Rosa, 28, was rushed to hospital and underwent emergency surgery after the incident in the coastal city of Arraial do Cabo.
Despite her ordeal, she is expected to make a full recovery.
A police spokeswoman in Arrial do Cabo said officers were looking into the case.
“Everything indicates it was an accident, but we are investigating. We don’t think the husband tried to kill her,” she said.
“But once she fully recovers we will be able to question her and get a clearer picture of what happened.”