Teenager's hand pulled off in a tug of war

@estherlou (5020)
United States
October 21, 2007 10:20am CST
This is the most bizarre story and pretty gross to think about! A kid wrapped the tug-of-war rope around his wrist to have more traction, and the force of the tug-of-war pulled his hand off! It was surgically reattached and everything looks promising as to it's recovery of use. But good grief! If I was this child's parent, I would be horrified! I can't even imagine! http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/14374881/detail.html
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
21 Oct 07
That's ridiculous! And...painful...and it makes you think twice before playing tug of war again! I'd be surprised but this year we've found out that your intestines can be ripped out of your butt and some ride in six flags can slice off your ankles, so you never know what will happen next!
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@estherlou (5020)
• United States
21 Oct 07
Both of those are much more gross than my news! UGH! I tend to NOT want to find out how we can be hurt. That's why I quit watching CSI...too graphic and too much information! LOL
@raychill (6530)
• United States
22 Oct 07
The thing that happened with the little girls lower intestines being ripped out was a huge news story everywhere. It was a young girl who sat on the pool drain and the suction was so strong it pulled out some of her lower intestines. She survived. The leg thing happened right around the same time I think too. It was also a little kid and there was a loose wire that ended up doing that. maybe it's better to be older since these things seem to happen to younger people.
@Amberina (1541)
• United States
22 Oct 07
I heard about that girl there was also a story about a kid who sat on some kind of a drain at the bottom or the side of a pool and it held him under water and he couldn't get off of it I don't know if he made it or not it's an old story. -Amber
@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
21 Oct 07
That's horrible. I never imagined something like that happening, but I guess a rope would do that. I bet his parents were upset. I certainly would be if it were my child. That's just horrible.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
21 Oct 07
I would of been scared also. That is really sad all over a tug of war game. I have a cousin that lost one of his arms from falling off of a hayride. He was able to get a attachment but still.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
21 Oct 07
What an awful story,but at least they were able to reattach his hand..As a parent that raised 3 teenage boys,i can tell you these boys are hard to keep your eyes on.They just tell you one thing and do another.I use to see my boys outside playing and the next thing i knew my middle boy had jumped off the house and broke his leg....One time my boys were just playing outside and the next time i looked they were gone,I called them forever and soon they showed up and came into the house and you would not believe those boys of mine had met a neighbor boy in the woods and was smoking pot..I was horrified too,but boys are tough to keep under control..Its not like it use to be,when kids had chores..
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
21 Oct 07
Wow, that is crazy. I can't imagine how tight he must have had it wrapped. I would have been horrified also. I know I won't let my kids wrap their hands anymore. They will think I am crazy, like normal.
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• United States
21 Oct 07
As a child when we had field day and I used to play tug of war all of us wrapped the rope around our wrist to have more traction never thinking that something like this could happen. I am sure that this will scar the child and all of the other children who were for life as it would have me if that would have happened when I was a child
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• United States
21 Oct 07
Unbelievable! Not safe anymore to do the simple things in life. His parents must have freaked out. I know I would have!
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• United States
21 Oct 07
I wonder if winning the game was worth it. I don't bother with that one ever. I always thought of pulling my back out. Or even tearing something in my knee. This is not the first or the last we hear of such stuff. I just know not all games are wroth playing.
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• United States
27 Oct 07
I'd be pretty horrified if I was on his team and watched his had flip up into the air!! I agree, this is really odd!! I guess that's why they discourage you from wraping the rope around any body parts.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
23 Oct 07
I can just imagine the pain both boys went thru and sent a prayer up for them. Hope the kids learned a lesson from all this. Never ever wrap any kind of rope or chain around your hand/wrist if it's attached to anything that may pull you down or in this case, pull your hand off. ouchhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
• United Arab Emirates
22 Oct 07
its quite bizzare and sad news. If i were there i will let the rope be dropped bcz life is dearer than a simple victory
• United States
22 Oct 07
Oh my..Bizarre is the right adjective..That is truly terrible..I dont think I want to read too much more on it..since I have a queezy stomach.. I would imagine that such news would serve as a word of warning to anyone using that technique in tug a war..Thanks for sharing with us.;)
@AmbiePam (49475)
• United States
22 Oct 07
Oh my word! This took place during a school activity? I know teens can't be watched all the time, especially when it seems to be just a harmless game. But those guys didn't do much thinking. Just holding the rope leaves rope burns on our hands, what did they think wrapping the rope around their wrists would do? That is just so horrifying. I wonder if any of the kids who were witness will end up with nightmares. Poor guys, that is a hard way to learn a lesson.
• United States
21 Oct 07
VERY VERY weird freaks me out thinking about it!