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Bobby

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To penetrate 6" I have to believe that the skewer point had to be facing up. This is no drag kind of thing. In order for the skewer to be facing up and be rigid enough to make that kind of penetration it would have to be propped like it was buried facing point up. Who does that?
 

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To penetrate 6" I have to believe that the skewer point had to be facing up. This is no drag kind of thing. In order for the skewer to be facing up and be rigid enough to make that kind of penetration it would have to be propped like it was buried facing point up. Who does that?
Guessing he was maybe playing with it and stuck it into the ground below the tree house? Not a particulary good choice if that's the case but then how many kids make good choices... :rolleyes:
 
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I recall an incident from over 30 years ago where a coworker was camping with his family and they were packing to leave. Their 3 year old son was playing on the picnic table and tripped. The skewer was in a box on the ground and it pierced his pericardium. Drove the kid 20 minutes back into town to the hospital, where they removed the skewer and sewed up the pericardium. Kid recovered.

Make all the judgements you want about that kid, but sometimes stuff gets ahead of you and bad things happen.
 

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I recall an incident from over 30 years ago where a coworker was camping with his family and they were packing to leave. Their 3 year old son was playing on the picnic table and tripped. The skewer was in a box on the ground and it pierced his pericardium. Drove the kid 20 minutes back into town to the hospital, where they removed the skewer and sewed up the pericardium. Kid recovered.

Make all the judgements you want about that kid, but sometimes stuff gets ahead of you and bad things happen.
Truly, I wasn't making judgements. I was simply curious as to how that skewer was propped facing up.... I realize that stuff happens and there is only so much you can watch out for...
 
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The key thing here is to NEVER pull it out yourself! It's just like getting a nail in a tire, only this time removing it very likely could be deadly.
 
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Make all the judgements you want about that kid, but sometimes stuff gets ahead of you and bad things happen.

Truly, I wasn't making judgements. I was simply curious as to how that skewer was propped facing up.... I realize that stuff happens and there is only so much you can watch out for...
Me neither, just figure most parents wouldn't leave a foot long sharp spike sticking out of the ground under their child's treehouse so what other way might it get there... :rolleyes: Important part is, however it happened, the kid will be ok. :)
 

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It's not clear in the article but there's the possibility he was holding it when he fell. Perhaps using it to poke at the nest trying to dislodge it when he was attacked and held on to it as he fell.
 
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