High School Student Impaled By Javelin In Freak Accident At School

Model Released: Male javelin thrower in action (Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A teen in India miraculously survived after a javelin was thrown through his neck during a freak track and field accident, as seen in a video of his impromptu piercing.
  • The freak accident occurred on Dec. 17 while Sadanand Meher, 14, was playing sports at the Agalpur High School in Odisha, India, Jam Press reported. Disaster struck after a student threw the sporting spear that ended up piercing the boy’s neck, going in one end and out the other.
  • Accompanying footage shows the boy being escorted out of the back of an ambulance by bystanders and medical personnel with the projectile sticking through his throat like a rubber arrow from an old Western film.
  • Despite the gruesome injury, the boy is seemingly able to walk on his own and even manages to hold the javelin steady with his hands en route to the hospital.

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