It’s still unclear how it happened but an Ontario teen is in hospital after he reportedly arrowed himself in the chest using a crossbow on Monday.
The 19-year-old from Tweed, Ontario, was rushed to a Belleville hospital after paramedics recovered the young man with a 70-centimeter-long arrow stuck in his chest and protruding through his back. Paramedics on the scene reported that the young man was conscious and talkative, despite being in a great deal of pain as he was transported to the hospital.
In a tandem effort by both the Ontario Provincial Police and the Belleville police department, roads were quickly barricaded as the ambulance drove at high speeds to reach the hospital in time. After an initial assessment in Belleville, the young man was then airlifted to a hospital in Kingston, which serves as the region’s trauma center.
“It’s quite amazing that the injuries weren’t more severe,” Hastings-Quinte Paramedic Services Chief Doug Socha told CBC News. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that, and I’ve been a paramedic over 20 years.”
As of the time of this publication, no details have emerged on the events that transpired prior to the arrow being lodged in the young man’s chest. The incident has, however, been deemed as unintentional.