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Mom captures terrifying moment when teenage son jumps into lagoon in heat wave and breaks spine

A horrified mother captured the exact moment her teenage son broke his back in a tombstone stunt on a family vacation.

Lindsey Wilson, 41, was resting with his son Sam in Pembrokeshire when he visited a former quarry known as Blue His Lagoon.

This area is popular with those who jump fromhigh walls intodeep water.

Sam had already done one 30-foot jump he did, and when Sam climbed again, his mother took out her cell phone to record it.

It was evident that he had been injured when, seconds after he plunged into the water, the young man grabbed a rock and turned pale. Wales his live reported.

Rescuers help Sam after the incident (


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Teenager breaks spine in accident (


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He was eventually rescued and taken to hospital.

Lindsay says:

``Sam is a big 16-year-old boy and a great swimmer, so at first I thought nothing was happening.

Sam said I hurt my back hitting a headstone at a Welsh beauty spot (


Lindsay Wilson/MEDIA WALES)
An injured Sam now returns home with the help of his parents (


Lindsay Wilson/MEDIA WALES)

"But then I saw him turning pale and clinging to a rock.

Lindsay was later told that the impact from his height was the equivalent of "hitting concrete."

She added that a woman in the water helped her son shortly after the crash.

Lindsay says:

Rescue team at accident site (


Media Wales)

"Thank you so much for doing that. I can't imagine what would have happened otherwise."

10 The teenager was then airlifted off a cliff by a Coast Guard helicopter and taken to a waiting ambulance before being transferred to a hospital in Carmarthen.

The consultant ordered Sam for a CT scan. It turned out that he had suffered a spinal fracture, so

Lindsay added:

Coast Guard signals to land rescue helicopter (

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"Hopefully over time the injury will heal and he won't need surgery."

152} "Meanwhile, me and his dad sleep on the bedroom floor to make sure we have everything we need in case we wake up in the middle of the night.

"This kind of We want to make sure that everyone is aware of the risks of this and that no one else has to go through what we went through.

After Sam had an accident Even though I see children jumping off a ledge into the water, I fear that the warning will go unheard.

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