Teens lose fingers in tug-of-war
Two students were hospitalized after they lost fingers during a group tug-of-war contest at their school.
A boy and a girl from South El Monte High School in Los Angeles, California were rushed to a local trauma center after they lost fingers during the lunchtime activity. The tug-of-war activity was part of the school’s Spirit Week.
The competition went wrong when the rope used for tug-of-war broke, according to the school district’s superintendent.
Both of the injured teens are student athletes – the girl plays soccer and the boy is a football player. Both had undergone surgery to reattach the severed digits.