It has already killed a child in Florida and left a teen in Indianapolis with severe burns. "There's a limit to what you should do in a challenge and what you shouldn't do". When he fell asleep, he said his friend heated up some water and poured it on him. Last summer, an 11-year-old girl in NY suffered burns to her face and chest after her friends had poured hot water on her.
The "challenge" calls for boiling water to be poured on a friend who typically doesn't see it coming (some people participate willingly), or drinking boiling water from a straw.
Kyland Clark, 15, said his skin "fell off" his chest and face, the news station reported.
Captivating the imaginations of teens is a new social media challenge known as the hot water challenge which has left one 15 year old IN boy seriously burned. He spent a week in the hospital, undergoing treatment.
Authorities are warning against a new internet prank and challenge that urges people to throw water on friends or drink boiling water themselves.
". When I came to my senses, the water got hot and I just got up and ripped my shirt off, ' Kylan said".
Some online challenges produce positive changes and are worth promoting so that they can go viral and help people. "I can guarantee it", Dr. Ed Bartkus, the EMS director at Methodist Hospital in Indiana.
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. "My son could have died", Andrea Clark said.
Kyland is recovering from his injuries. The Hot Water Challenge claimed one life previous year when a child drank boiling water, and in a YouTube video by MedXclusive Learning, physicians claim they are seeing more injured patients in the ER because of risky social media challenges. Doctors say his skin should heal, but it will take several months.