‘Dodging arrows’ ‘game’
According to media reports Wednesday, a 15-year-old boy in West Virginia died after an arrow struck him in the head Saturday while playing with friends, according to state police.
First Sgt. B.E. Guthrie told Fox affiliate WVAH.Caleb Fairchild was playing a game called “” with at least two other friends in the yard of a home near the town of Chapmanville when the arrow hit him in the head.
No parents were present during the game, Sgt. C.R. Sutphin told the Associated Press, but a negligent homicide charge could follow the investigation. The others involved in the game were also minors, he said.
After the injury, responders took Caleb to a regional medical center and eventually to a hospital in Charleston, West Virginia, about 45 miles northeast, where he died, according to AP.
Eight grief counselors and a pastor were on-hand Monday for students at Chapmanville Middle School, where Caleb attended as an eighth grader, WVAH reported.
Sixth-grader Carlee Adkins told AP that she started dating Caleb on St. Patrick’s Day, and described him as a shy, artistic person who taught her how to skateboard.