Publicado: Mar, Julio 31, 2018
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'Hot Water Challenge' reportedly leaves teen with second-degree burns

'Hot Water Challenge' reportedly leaves teen with second-degree burns

Captivating the imaginations of teens is a new social media challenge known as the hot water challenge which has left one 15 year old IN boy seriously burned.

The "challenge", which made national headlines previous year and has been circulating online since at least 2014, consists of someone either drinking boiling water through a straw, or having the water poured on them.

The 15-year-old Indianapolis, Ind., native told Fox 59 News this week that the pair had been looking up the "Hot Water Challenge" on YouTube last week when his friend made a decision to try the internet prank on Clark after he fell asleep. While he was sleeping, his friend poured water on him as a joke. "Don't just give them your phone and let them go by", she said.

Kyland Clark, 15, said his skin "fell off" his chest and face, the news station reported. The teen suffered second-degree burns to his chest, back, and face after a prank gone wrong. Last year, 8-year-old Ki'ari Pope died after drinking boiling water for the challenge, her throat just too badly burned.

If hot coffee or tea can cause an injury, imagine what boiling water can do, according to the Burn Foundation.

Kyland Clark, 15, says he'll be back out shooting hoops soon, but for now, he is still wearing the scars of a unsafe internet challenge.

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"To see my baby, all burned up like that, it was heartbreaking", his mum Andrea Clark told WXIN.

"It's suggesting to people that they can try it and maybe they won't be hurt, but they will be".

Clark was treated for his injuries in the hospital for a week.

"If your friends are telling you to do this, they aren't good friends", Dr. Ed Bartkus, of Indiana University Health, told Fox 59. "Don't take it overboard", the 15-year-old said.

Andrea Clark, Kyland's mother, was pretty torn up by the extent of her son's injuries. Doctors say his skin should heal, but it will take several months.

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