Footage shared online shows a team of doctors hard at work as they try to remove a sword lodged just a millimetre away from a man’s beating heart. The medical professionals are seen sliding the weapon past the man’s vital organ in an attempt to safely remove it.
At one stage, the tip of the sword actually brushes the edge of the man’s heart as it lies beating in his chest.
The footage is believed to have been filmed at a hospital in Zaragoza, Spain. Reports from Spain say the man attempted suicide though it has not been confirmed.