First off I hope, and pray the guy survived, and is recovering.
Secondly--this should be a shining example of what happens when one chooses to use unsafe practices.
We could beat the safety aspects of crossbow use to pieces here, but I would hope we ALL know, use common sense when using our crossbows.
Moral of the story here--DON'T do what this guy did. Plain, and simple--it may not end well.
Again I will, and would never wish ill fate to anyone. It is my hope, and prayer the man is doing ok, and healing up.
Thing is--if he gets through this--I'll bet he never makes that mistake again.