Warning: Contains graphic content.
A fisherman has remarkably survived a horrific accident left his head impaled by a metal rod.
The extremely distressing photo shows the unnamed man conscious with a sharp rod piercing his skull through one ear and straight out the other side.
News.com.au reports that the man speared himself in a freak incident while fishing of the coast of the Brazil.
Another photo shows the man in positive spirits giving a thumbs up after the spear was removed.
One social media user commented: “This why I used to be so scared of spear fishing.”
He miraculously lived to tell the tale, but had the sharp rod entered his skull just millimetres higher, it would have killed him.