A female cyclist's bra wire saves her after a stray bullet hit her in a hunting accident in Germany

A cyclist who inadvertantly rode into the middle of a boar hunt while cycling in the woods in north-east Germany, was saved by the wire in her bra after she was hit by a bullet.

The woman, 41-year-old tourist on holiday from North Rhine-Westphalia, said she felt a pain in her chest according to newspaper Gadebusch-Rehnaer Zeitung, while cycling with her husband, which was found out to be the bullet deflecting off the underwire of her bra.

Her husband spotted the hunters in the Mecklenberg-Western Pomerania area and shouted them down to stop what they were doing. The women was taken to hospital in Gadebusch nearby by a passing motorist and was reportedly treated for bruising on her chest and a small blood clot.

The body of a boar was found in the line of fire and after inspection of the area with sniffer dogs and metal detectors, police believe the bullet may have rebounded off the boar before hitting the woman.

The identified hunter’s gun was taken along their ammunition by police and is now being investigated on suspicion of negligent injury.