It seemed he got it.
A teenager in India has miraculously survived after being shot through the neck with a javelin during a freak track meet, as video of his impromptu piercing shows.
The bizarre accident happened on December 17 when 14-year-old Sadanand Meher was playing sports at Agalpur High School in the Indian state of Odisha, according to Jam Press. Disaster struck when a sporting spear thrown by a student ended up piercing the boy’s neck, in and out.
Accompanying footage shows the boy being escorted out of the backseat of an ambulance by bystanders and paramedics as the projectile passes through his throat like a rubber arrow from an old Western. Despite the horrific injuries, the boy appeared to be able to walk on his own and was even able to hold a javelin with his hands on the way to hospital.
The boy was taken to Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital, where doctors were able to remove the spear from his neck. According to Jam Press, he miraculously survived the horrific devastation with no long-term injuries.
It’s unclear how the accident happened or if a teacher was overseeing the event at the time. Authorities have since launched an investigation to try to get to the bottom of the fiasco.
This isn’t the first time teens have been turned into human kebabs.
In a more serious incident in March, a tourist was in critical condition after being pierced in the neck by a needlefish while swimming in Thailand.