An officer holds a spike that struck a 14-year-old girl's leg in Crescent Beach Friday morning

An officer holds a spike that struck a 14-year-old girl's leg in Crescent Beach Friday morning

Spike launched into young teen’s leg in Crescent Beach

A 14-year-old girl was airlifted from Blackie Spit Friday morning after she was struck in the leg by a spike launched by a bungee device.

A 14-year-old girl was airlifted to hospital from Blackie Spit Friday morning after being struck in the left leg by the spike of a skimboarding bungee device.

The anchor stake apparently became dislodged from the sand once the bungee cord – which is used to propel skimboarders across the water – was pulled tight.

The injured girl – a White Rock Christian Academy student who was at the beach as part of a school field trip – was watching skimboarders.

“It sounds like it was just an unfortunate accident,” said RCMP spokesperson Curtis Harling.

“She was taken by helicopter, so it’s a serious injury, but she was conscious and breathing.”

According to a Twitter post from a classmate, the injured girl required 33 stitches to close the wound.