it happened at a campground with friends the kids were gorging on some more is when suddenly six-year-old Jackson Rippy lost his balance and tumbled backwards into the open fire pit his parents had looked away for just a moment I hear him scream and I turn around and he’s rolling through the fire pit and I ran and I grabbed his arm and yanked him up out of there dying I’m dying of skin was already peeling away I didn’t know what to do body and they were all over and spots they were bad some of them were full thickness meeting the skin was burned all the way through associated with backyard heaters or fire pits by last year that has skyrocketed to nearly 5300 a quarter of the patients under the age of 5 Nicole’s are still high I just did poor parents just be very Vigilant and careful around your child because they’re curious enough time to completely change our lives at 3 seconds and asked or he will carry for Life Tom Costello NBC News Frederick Maryland NBC News Channel subscribe click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusive thanks for watchingThe number of injuries associated with backyard heaters or fire pits has skyrocketed over the last 10 years, with a quarter of those patients under the age of five.
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