WARNING – DISTRESSING CONTENT: A teenager has been questioned by police after a YouTube stunt on a playground carousel left an 11-year-old boy with “horrific injuries”.
Tyler Broome was last Wednesday spun at such speed that he was left unconscious in the Nottinghamshire park in England.
He was left with injuries similar to those inflicted on fighter pilots by high levels of G-Force after the roundabout was spun using the wheel of a moped.
His mother Dawn Hollingworth, 51, said he was left abandoned in the park after he passed out.
“I could of easily lost my son tonight and wouldn’t want any parent going through what my family are tonight,” she said.
Nottinghamshire Police said a 16-year-old has been interviewed under caution about the incident and a moped has been seized.
Ms Hollingworth released a video of her son which shows him collapsed on the carousel. She also posted pictures on Facebook of her son in his hospital bed.
He suffered swelling and bruising to his face after blood rushed to his head.
“What may have seemed like ‘a bit of fun’ at the time has turned into an incident where an 11-year old boy has received horrific injuries,” Chief Inspector Andy Rooke said.
“We hope that this incident and the severity of the boy’s injuries serve as a strong warning to anyone thinking about recreating something they have seen online.”
He said Tyler appears to be “recovering well under the circumstances”.
Tyler’s mother said he was with a group of children who were trying to recreate a stunt seen on YouTube.
She warned people not to copy the “silly prank” which she said could have had “life-changing consequences” for her son.
“His injuries were so rare the resus staff have never witnessed such injuries and had to research it before they could treat him,” she wrote in a Facebook warning to other parents and kids earlier this week.