The bravest big brother in the world! Boy, eight, is impaled through the chest on a tree branch while climbing, but walks his little sister home before going to see a doctor
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- Suresh Sakaram, eight, was impaled after climbing a tree to get some plums
- As he fell he hit a large branch below which went all the way through his chest
- The stick missed his heart by millimetres and he only had a few broken bones
A boy miraculously survived after he was impaled through the chest by a branch – then walked his little sister home before he collapsed.
Suresh Sakaram, eight, climbed a tree to get some plums for his little sister, but lost his footing and fell onto a branch below in the horror incident on Wednesday last week.
It went straight through his chest and out of his back, then snapped off and the boy fell towards the ground.
Suresh Sakaram was impaled by a branch after falling from a tree he had been climbing to pick plums from
Doctors revealed the branch missed his heart by millimeters and the boy was left with a few broken ribs and an injured lung
But amazingly, the brave boy stood up, took his six-year-old sister’s hand, and walked her the 100m to home, before collapsing, his family claim.
The 52cm stick – which missed his heart by millimetres – was removed by surgeons who said he only suffered a few broken ribs and an injured lung.
The lad from Budi village in Pati, India, is said to be ‘out of danger’ and recovering well.
Dr Shashi Shankar Sharma, paediatric surgeon, said: ‘Surgery of this child was challenging because the sharp wood stick was penetrating near vital organs, heart lungs and liver.
A team of surgeons working to remove the branch from Suresh’s torso (left) and the hole that was left after the operation (right)
Surgeons said the operation to remove the branch was a complicated procedure, but Suresh is now recovering
‘The heart was just saved by a few millimetres and the liver was also fortunately unharmed.
‘Only part of right lung and rib cage were harmed and were successfully repaired.
‘The risk of injury to main blood vessels and massive bleeding was anticipated.
‘The child is in ICU (intensive care unit) and is doing well and out of danger.’
An x-ray taken shortly after Suresh was brought into hospital last week showing the faint outline of the branch going all the way through his torso