Teen seriously injured in 'Hot Water Challenge'

Teen seriously injured in 'Hot Water Challenge'

15-year-old Kyland Clark is still wearing the scars of the unsafe "Hot Water Challenge", which involves drinking boiling water, or pouring it on a friend. Clark says his friend poured the water on him as a joke while he was sleeping, but things quickly turned serious.

An 8-year-old girl from Florida, Ki'ari Pope, died several months after she drank boiling water from a straw after her cousin dared her to participate in the challenge last year, CBS 12 reported.

An Indianapolis family is warning the public about the so-called "Hot Water Challenge" after the prank resulted in a 15-year-old being seriously burned. "When I came to my senses, the water got hot and I just got up and ripped my shirt off", Kyland said. Hopefully the lesson Clark learned can promulgate throughout the internet faster than the challenge itself, showing young people that boiling water, whether tossed on someone or ingested, is nothing to laugh about.

The social media challenge left the teen with second-degree burns to the face, and on his chest and back.

The teen was admitted to a local hospital, where he remained under treatment for a week.

What is the "hot water challenge?" Her mother then called 911.

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Clark became the latest Hot Water Challenge victim, with second-degree burns on his chest, back, and face.

"It's suggesting to people that they can try it and they won't be hurt, but they will be, I can guarantee it", Dr. Ed Bartkus said.

Last August, the Inquisitr reported about how unsafe and deadly the challenge known as the "Hot Water Challenge" can be, and at that time there were more than 700 Instagram posts cautioning against trying it out.

"There's a limit to what you should do in a challenge and what you shouldn't. My son could have died", Andrea Clark said. "Don't take it overboard", Kyland said. "Don't just let it go by and just give them your phone and let them be".

Kyland's doctors say he should heal from his injuries.

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