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Old 07-07-2015, 07:31 AM   #1
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Default Spearguns are guns, too! (Sarasota incident)

Remember folks, just because there's no gunpowder doesn't mean it isn't dangerous.
Treat it like any other gun: Don't point it at anything you don't intend to destroy.


SARASOTA, Fla. – A 21-year-old Sarasota man is in critical condition after a spearfishing accident over the weekend. WINK News spoke exclusively with Jarrod Ditmars’ family about the tragic accident.

“This is one of the biggest freak accidents that I didn’t think would ever happen to my family,” said Erin Ditmars, Jarrod’s sister.

On Saturday morning, Jarrod went out with a friend to do one of his favorite things–spearfish. His mom says he practically lived in the water and usually brought home dinner.

However, as the two were surfacing, Jarrod accidentally bumped into his friend and somehow the spear gun fired, sending the spear into Jarrod’s head.

“It’s literally in his head right now. It went underneath his ear on one side and it’s sticking out under the other ear on the other side and it went through his brain stem,” said Ditmars’ sister.

Jarrod is now in a Sarasota hospital ICU on life support. Doctors are not able to remove the spear from his head until he is stabilized. His family tells WINK News that the doctors have not declared him brain dead and that it’s too early to tell what will happen.

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Old 07-07-2015, 08:24 AM   #2
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holy crap. prayers for the him and the family and friends.
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Definitely something you don't want to hear about happening, prayers sent for all involved.

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