Bamboo Stick Pierces Boy's Neck

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011  |  Updated 12:04 PM EDT
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Bamboo Stick Pierces Boy's Neck

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A Lynchburg, Va., boy is recovering after he fell on a bamboo stick and it pierced his neck.

Dez Heal was playing as a ninja with some friends recently when the accident occurred. The 13-year-old's father, David Heal, told WSET-TV that the stick entered the right side of Dez's neck, then
came out about 3 inches back, just behind his ear.

Dez's friend, Nicholas Blencowe, said the stick apparently went forward when the boy jumped and went through his neck when he hit the ground.

Dez said he's not playing as rough now. Nicholas said he's learned to not play with sticks a lot.

To see an image of the image, click here.  Warning, the image is graphic.

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