A northern Wisconsin man is lucky to be alive after he shot himself in the heart with a nail gun.  Doug Bergeson of Peshtigo accidentally fired a framing nail into his heart several weeks ago while he was working on the home he is building.  

Instead of calling for help, Bergeson drove himself to the emergency room.  The nail just barely missed a main artery and it required open heart surgery to be removed.  Bergeson has a scar, but he was not permanently injured.

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