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Lawn mower shoots 3-inch wire up man's nose, into his head

Associated Press logoAssociated Press 4/24/2015

A scan taken Sunday shows a piece of metal embedded in Bill Parker's sinus cavity. © Parker family via Sun Herald A scan taken Sunday shows a piece of metal embedded in Bill Parker's sinus cavity. GULFPORT, Miss. — A Gulfport, Mississippi, man is lucky to be alive after a lawn mower shot a 3 1/2-inch metal wire up his nose and into his head.

The Sun Herald reports 34-year-old Bill Parker was mowing his lawn last Sunday when he felt something hit him in the face.

A CT scan revealed a rusty wire as thick as a heavy-duty nail was lodged in Parker's sinus cavity. Dr. Timothy Haffey says, miraculously, it dodged all of Parker's important nerves and arteries. Haffey removed the wire with a simple sinus surgery in about 20 minutes.

Parker was back at work by Wednesday, albeit a little bruised. He says this Sunday, he plans to relax with his fiancé and 7-month-old daughter — and find someone else to mow his lawn.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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