Metal Spike Impales Students Wrist In Campus Fence Climb

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report


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This footage shows a student who has impaled his wrist on a wrought-iron fence spike while trying to climb a gate to collect a takeaway delivery.

The young man, who has not been named, lives in the dormitories at the technical college, and was found hanging on the metal gate after hours.

The fire service in the city of Jinzhou in China’s north-eastern Liaoning Province was called to save the student, who told rescuers he tried to climb the wrought-iron gate in order to pick up a food delivery he had ordered.

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After apparently slipping during the climb, the iron spike impaled his left wrist and shot up into his palm, with firefighters saying some 2.3 inches of metal was embedded in his hand.

Unable to move, the student was propped up by his classmates who prevented the spike from impaling him further.

Video of his rescue shows firefighters cutting away at the base of the wrought-iron spike using an electric saw, while other rescuers hold the wobbly gate in place.

The fire service said they severed the spike in just four minutes and put the student in an ambulance to be taken to hospital.

He is understood to have had surgery to remove the spike and is not thought to be in any life-threatening condition.