Teen trips, eye punctured by javelin during track meet

(KOIN Photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 17-year-old boy was taken by Life Flight to an Oregon hospital Friday after tripping and falling on a javelin.

Officials with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue say people at the scene were able to remove the javelin from the victim’s eye and stabilize him before paramedics arrived.

The injury happened just before 1:30 at Jesuit High School, although the athlete involved is not a Jesuit student. Erica Tuenge with the school says the student was competing in a USATF event.

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