We’ve seen some people do foolish things with duct tape before (like putting it on their schlong) and we’ve seen teens participate in some very unintelligent challenges, but this combines both areas of stupidity with AWFUL results.
Apparently there is some new thing making the rounds called the “Duct Tape Challenge” which involves a person being duct taped and then filming them trying to escape. If that seems like a recipe for disaster you would be correct because Skylar Fish of Renton, Washington ended up with permanent injuries as a result of this “challenge.”
“When I think about it, it seems like I was hit by a car,” Fish explained.
Fish doesn’t remember much from that day.
He and two buddies had gone to Renton Academy on a Saturday, where they had duct taped his arms and legs.
“When he fell, he hit the corner of the window frame,” Skylar’s mom, Sarah Fish, said. “It crushed his whole eye socket and pinched off nerves in his eye.”
Skyler Fish doesn’t know if he’ll ever get his vision back in that eye.
His head also slammed into the concrete, causing a brain aneurysm.
He had to get 48 staples on his head.
Skylar obviously now doesn’t want to see this happen to anyone else, “Teach other kids not to do it. When I think about it, I become sad and then really happy, because I’m happy, because I survived it. I almost died.”
A GoFundMe has been established to help Fish with the costs associated with his recovery.
Warning: what you are about to see is pretty nasty.