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Posted: January 25, 2016

'Duct tape challenge' lands teen in hospital

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            'Duct tape challenge' lands teen in hospital
Ninth grader Skylar Fish was seriously injured more than a week ago when his friends duct taped his arms and legs together.

By Siemny Kim

KIRO 7 News

RENTON, Wash. —

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A 14-year-old's life will never be the same after getting seriously hurt playing what he thought was a harmless game called the duct tape challenge.

"I'm just, actually, really lucky to be alive," Skylar Fish said from his hospital bed at Harborview Medical Center, where he's been recovering since the accident on Jan. 16.

A quick search on YouTube of the game shows several videos pop up. The goal is to break free from the duct tape.

Fish said he and his friends had done the duct tape challenge before when they taped one another to a pole.

But this time, they decided to tape up Fish while he was standing up.

"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.

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Posted by Siemny Kim on Monday, January 25, 2016

"It was really scary, just seeing my son like this." Sarah Fish added.

Skylar's mother wants to warn others about the duct tape challenge.

"I want people to stop and think that there are so many risks to any of these challenges," she said. "They're dangerous."

Skylar Fish left for Seattle Children's Hospital on Monday for the rest of his recovery.

He said he wants something good to come out of this.

"Teach other kids not to do it," Skylar Fish explained. "When I think about it, I become sad and then really happy, because I'm happy, because I survived it. I almost died."

Renton police looked into what happened. Sarah Fish said they're closing the case, because it appears what happened was simply an accident.

Skylar Fish's family has created a crowdfunding campaign to help with his recovery costs.

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