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Pomona Teen 'lucky' After Being Impaled by Javelin

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15-year-old George Flores was running around at Westmont Park Community Center in Pomona on Sunday afternoon "when suddenly he saw [a] spear go through his body," according to LA Now.

That spear was a 9-foot-long javelin, one of two Flores and his friends found lying in the bushes at the Community Center. The boys were throwing the javelins, and one had gotten stuck in the ground. Flores says he was running near the stuck spear when he "tripped and the javelin pierced the right side of his body...It entered near his hip and came out through his buttocks," reports KTLA. He pulled the javelin out of his own body before paramedics were called.

The teen has been released from the hospital and is recovering. Doctors say Flores is "lucky" because of where the spear entered and exited his body.