A schoolboy is lucky to be alive after a trampoline spring barely missed his spine as it plunged into his back in a bizarre accident.
Watch Boy Recall The Moment Trampoline Spring Hit His Back!
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12-year-old Jamie Quinlan was playing with his friend at their home in Lincolnshire, UK, when the device broke, sending one of the metal springs flying directly towards the boy’s back.
Immediately, the boy collapsed to the ground with the coil being stuck deep in his back mere centimeters away from his spine.
“It was a terrible thing to happen, and it really scared me. It could have happened to anyone,” the boy’s 62-year-old father, Ian, said after the incident.
“I want people to be aware of how dangerous trampolines can be if there’s no cover on the springs, or if there’s a gap.
“The spring had come off the trampoline like a bullet. If it had hit elsewhere on Jamie’s body, in his head or throat, we could have lost him.
“Children are the most important things in our lives, so people need to be aware of the dangers in their own back garden.”
As the young boy added, he realized something went terribly wrong after feeling “strange and heavy” pain in his back. Nevertheless, he handled it like a pro and was “so brave” according to his father.
“When I was in the waiting room at the hospital, I was really nervous. It took them about ten minutes to actually get the spring out of my back,” Jamie recalled.
“The doctors said they had never heard of something like this happening with a trampoline. Sometimes it still feels like the spring is in my back, but I am getting a lot better and stronger now. I feel relieved that it wasn’t worse.”
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