St. Bonifacius Man Survives Nail to Heart 01 Oct 13

A St. Bonifacius man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the heart with a nail gun on Friday.

58-year-old Eugene Rakow is a self-employed carpenter and was building a deck for a neighbor when a 3 1/2-inch nail came within 2 millimeters of a coronary artery.

Reports say Rakow was treated at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis and just a few days later, he was back home with his wife and seven kids.

Following surgery, he was given the nail as a souvenir.