Teen With Pre-existing Health Issues Dies Inside Haunted House Attraction

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Christian Faith Benge’s love of God and strong faith are what her family says they will remember most about the 16-year-old who died from a medical condition after visiting the Land of Illusion attraction Friday night.

Christian-Faith-BengeBenge, a sophomore at New Miami High School, was transported to Atrium Medical Center after collapsing inside one of the haunted houses at Land of Illusion in Madison Twp., officials said. She died at the hospital from a medical condition, according to the Warren County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy is underway, said Doyle Burke, deputy coroner.

“She got halfway through and just collapsed,” her grandmother Betty Benge said. “She was almost through it.” Christian was at the attraction with about 100 friends and family members, according to her mother, Jean Benge.

Medical officials told the family part of her heart was enlarged four times its size. “They said she was like a time bomb,” Betty Benge said.

Jean Benge told the Journal-News that her daughter was born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, which prevents the lungs from developing normally.

“The heart had to compensate for the lung … it just stopped,” she said.

Jean said her “mother instinct” kicked in as she performed CPR on her daughter.

“I did CPR until the paramedics arrived. And I trust God. He has the ultimate plan,” she said as she talked to reporters at Full Gospel Church, 2117 Eaton Road. “She’s better off than we are … because of her faith in Christ I know she’s home.”

There was no injury-causing accident that happened at the haunted park, owner Brett Oakley said.

“It was a very unfortunate situation,” Oakley said.

Christian was an active member of Full Gospel Church, where she sang in the choir, according to her family.

“Those memories of her up here singing and pouring out her heart to everyone is the fondest memory I have of her,” said Christian’s aunt Julene Adams.

Grandparents described Christian as a kind, gentle, lovable person.

“You couldn’t find a better kid than she was,” said her grandfather Ernest Benge, pastor at Full Gospel Church for more than 30 years.

“We don’t understand it, but you just survive it,” he said. “She was one of the kids you never have to correct.”

Christian was born with a very low chance of living, according to her grandfather. She sometimes had breathing problems, he said.

“I just wish there were more giving and more loving like she lived her life. She’s always been a kid that never complained, even through all the operations she went through,” he said.

Boy, 9, Has Arm Ripped Off After Trying To Feed Bear At Zoo

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Standing in shock as medics work to stem the bleeding, these shocking pictures show the moments after a boy had his arm ripped off by a bear he had tried to pat.

The disturbing images show paramedics applying bandages to the nine-year-old child’s shoulder after his arm was torn off. 

His severed limb can still be seen laying on the floor in the bear’s enclosure, just minutes after the savage attack.

Standing in shock as medics work to stem the bleeding, these shocking pictures show the moments after a boy had his arm ripped off by a bear he had tried to pat.

The disturbing images show paramedics applying bandages to the nine-year-old child’s shoulder after his arm was torn off. 

His severed limb can still be seen laying on the floor in the bear’s enclosure, just minutes after the savage attack.

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 Medics work to treat the boy, 9, after his arm was ripped off by a bear in a zoo in Pingdingshan, China

The boy stands in shock, not even crying, as blood streams down his shirt before medical assistance arrives

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The nine-year-old stands in complete shock with bone protruding from where his arm had previously been as blood streams down his shirt.

For a brief moment he stands completely alone, not even crying, as tourists stare at the mauled boy, waiting for medical staff to arrive.

The grim pictures of the Chinese boy and the shattered remains of his arm were widely shared online after the horrifying incident.

He was at Hebin Park Zoo, in Pingdingshan city in central China’s Henan province, with his grandfather as a treat.

When his grandfather went to buy sweets, the child clambered over a safety rail to get nearer to the animal and reached in to stroke it.

At this point the bear put his head through the bars and grabbed the boy by his arm.

The child screamed as the bear grappled with his arm for 10 minutes before tearing it free, witnesses said.

People were seen trying to beat off the bear but their attempts were in vain.

Zoo staff could do nothing as the bear mauled the boy, and took a further 20 minutes to retrieve his severed right arm.

The boy’s parents have slammed the zoo, saying staff should have been supervising the bear.

His mother, Ku, said she could not believe it when she arrived at Pingdingshan Number 152 Hospital to be told that surgeons would have to amputate what was left of her son’s arm.

She said: ‘I don’t know how we will ever get over this. Our entire family has been ruined because of this zoo.

‘They should have made it safer and they should have always had staff on duty to supervise the animals.’

The zoo has not commented.

Bear attacks are rare although according to the Journal of Emergency Medicine, there were 162 bear-inflicted injuries in the USA between 1900 and 1985, International Business Times reports.

Jeffrey Tittel, director of environmental organisation New Jersey Sierra Club, claims that bears are usually docile and afraid of people.

Attacks often relate to people having food, as bears that have been fed by humans see people as a source of food and can become aggressive.

Breaking up is hard to do — and it’s even more difficult when the ex gets stuck in your chimney.

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Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, 30, was arrested Sunday morning after police say she spent a few hours stuck in a chimney of a home of a man who had recently ended a relationship with her.

o-WOMAN-STUCK-IN-CHIMNEY-2-570A neighbor heard the suspect crying at about 5:45 a.m. and called 911. The Ventura County Fire Department’s search and rescue squad came to the scene and found Nunez-Figueroa stuck in the chimney about eight feet from the top.

She had been there an estimated two hours, Capt. Renee Ferguson of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department told KTLA TV.

In order to free Nunez-Figueroa, the rescue crew had to dismantle the chimney andlubricate her with dish soap.

The suspect was finally removed from the chimney around 8:15 a.m. and was transported to a hospital to be evaluated, according to KABC TV.

After the evaluation, Nunez-Figueroa was arrested on suspicion of illegal entry and giving false information to police, NBC Los Angeles reports.

The suspect’s bail was set at $2,500 and she is due in court on Tuesday.

The homeowner, who only gave his name as “Lawrence,” was away from the house when the incident happened.

He told CBS Los Angeles that he knew Nunez-Figueroa.

“It wasn’t Santa Claus, for sure,” Lawrence told the station. “Having someone in your chimney is like kind of a weird thing you wouldn’t expect to come home to.”

Lawrence told authorities he had met the suspect online and went out with her six times before ending things recently.

“It’s actually the second attempt for her trying to access the inside of my house, from the roof,” Lawrence told CBS Los Angeles. “Which just goes to show you,” he said, “you have to be careful who you meet online.”

Although Lawrence now has to deal with a dismantled chimney, Nunez-Figueroa’s family has offered to play for the repair, saying the suspect is a good person.

Wannabe Playboy Model In Ecstasy Trafficking Bust

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A wannabe Playboy model and a male associate were arrested by federal agents after flying into a California airport from Las Vegas in a private plane loaded with a massive cache of Ecstasy pills and powder, according to court records.

Acting on information that the plane may have been involved with the smuggling of drugs or currency, investigators questioned the duo upon landing last Thursday at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

kristaboseleyfb1 (1)Krista Boseley, 30, and pilot Gilles Lapointe, 61, were both carrying large sums of cash that they claimed to have won the prior evening at the Bellagio casino. The pair, both of whom are Canadian citizens, subsequently had their bags searched after a drug detection dog alerted to the presence of narcotics.

As detailed in a U.S. District Court complaint, agents found about 30,000 Ecstasy pills in Lapointe’s luggage, and another 28,000 pills inside the plane. The aircraft (seen below) also contained nearly 90 pounds of powdered Ecstasy and a “GPS Tracker Detector” that, investigators allege, is used by drug smugglers “to determine whether law enforcement has placed a tracking device on their vehicles or planes.”

Boseley, pictured above, and Lapointe were arrested after agents found the Ecstasy stash. Boseley denied knowledge of the drugs being trafficked or “anything illegal.” Lapointe, however, appears to have made incriminating statements to agents, though they are not detailed in the felony complaint charging the duo with conspiracy to distribute narcotics.

kristaboseleyfrontFollowing Boseley’s arrest, investigators learned that she had been stopped last year by Los Angeles Police Department officers who found her with more than $40,000 in cash. “Boseley stated at that time that the money belonged to someone else.” She was also found in possession of a receipt showing that Lapointe’s plane had been refueled at the Santa Barbara airport.

Boseley, who has worked as a real estate agent in Vancouver, is a tattoo enthusiast who once posedfor a series of naked photos during a Playboy open call. Her Facebook page is filled with assorted affirmations and musings, like “Don’t judge someone because they sin differently than you.” In her last update, on October 3, Boseley reposted a graphic announcing, “Yes, I’m crazy. No, you can’t have some.”

A federal magistrate has ordered Lapointe locked up in advance of an October 24 preliminary hearing. Boseley’s custody status is not detailed in court records, nor is she listed among inmates being held by the federal Bureau of Prisons or the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Have any strange red marks on you? Don’t worry, it’s probably just a spider tunneling under your skin

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A West Australian man who developed a mysterious mark on his skin during a trip to Bali said doctors found a tropical spider had burrowed under his skin.

Dylan Thomas said he first noticed the mark on his stomach during his trip to the Indonesian island Saturday and he visited a doctor Sunday when he noticed the wound growing and producing a burning sensation.

The doctor told Thomas he had been bitten by an insect and gave him some antihistamines.

However, Thomas said the wound continued to worsen Monday and he went to a hospital, where a dermatology specialist identified the problem.

“Well after running tests and putting things inside my stomach they finally found out it was a tropical spider that’s been living inside of me for the last 3 days, managed to get it out luckily,” Thomas posted on Facebook.

The spider was dead when the doctor removed it with tweezers. Hospital staff said the spider had burrowed in through Thomas’ appendix scar and crawled under his skin to the man’s sternum.

Thomas said he is hoping his ordeal will inspire his friends to ship in money for him to get a giant spider tattooed across his chest in the style of Spider-Man’s costume.

Man sues hospital after they forget to remove three of his friend’s teeth ….. embedded in his leg

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A man whose friend’s teeth were embedded in his leg in an accident on a trampoline is suing a hospital for failing to remove them.

PX9386290CASCADE-N_3076073bDaniel Rigby, from Pollards Hill in London has suffered debilitating knee swelling since the incident in March.

He says Croydon University Hospital failed to fully remove the three teeth which have caused a severe infection.

The 29-year-old was lying on his trampoline playing with his iPad when Peter Walsh, his best friend, came over to join him.

Mr Rigby said: “He jumped on and jokingly tried to kick me, I pulled his leg away and his face smashed into my knee and he blacked out.”

“He was probably out for a couple of minutes. He was face down and I saw blood coming out of his mouth and teeth missing so I thought it was quite bad. I tried to stand up and then collapsed because of my leg.”

After his friend came-to he managed to drag them both into a cab which rushed them to Accident and Emergency at Croydon University Hospital.

Teeth stuck in my leg. He took me off to X-Ray and he said there’s only a bit of bone cartilage, nothing to worry about.

“They gave me two stitches and sent me on my way.”

Afterwards the men went to Mr Walsh’s house where his nan inspected the knee and said she thought it was infected and he should return to hospital straight away.

The next day Mr Rigby went to A & E at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, where doctors opened the wound and cleaned out parts of the teeth which were embedded in his leg.

The scaffolder, who now feels insecure wearing shorts and going swimming, has employed a solicitor to file a negligence claim against the hospital for failing to spot that parts of the teeth remained in his leg.

A Croydon Health Services NHS Trust spokesman said: “We cannot comment in detail on individual cases due to patient confidentiality.

“Patients in our care are advised to contact us again after treatment if their condition persists or worsens. We would encourage Mr Rigby to contact us if he has any concerns about his care.”

Mr Rigby, who still works as a scaffolder and will soon be a father, thinks the injury will have an impact on his future career.

He said: “It’s really bad. Since it happened my legs stiffens up and I have to strap it up when it gets really bad. I’m very grateful for the treatment I got at St George’s but not to the man who treated me at Croydon.”

Woman Set Ablaze in Chinese Hot Pot Restaurant

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Things got literally hot in this hot pot restaurant located in the city of Wenzhou, in China’s Zhejiang Province, wherein a sumptuous meal turned deadly in a flash.

If the date and time indicated on the CCTV footage are correct, it was a seemingly uneventful Tuesday afternoon in this restaurant, with what seemed to be a couple enjoying their meal. As with Chinese hot pot restaurants, there is a burner in the middle of the table on which food can be cooked right then and there before eating.

In the middle of their lunch, the man stood up and asked for a waitress to take care of something. She later came over with a big bottle of liquid, moved some things over to make space, and then started pouring the contents of the bottle into what was apparently an opening.

Then, all of a sudden, the liquid ignited and shot out like a flamethrower, setting off a cone of fire that engulfed the customers. While the man was able to reflexively push himself out of the way, his companion wasn’t so lucky. Like the food she had been consuming seconds before, she got cooked as she writhed on the floor in agony.

The contents of the jug turned out to be alcohol, which is definitely flammable. Presumably, the flame under the grill must have been weakening, which prompted the male customer to request a top-up. Unfortunately, the waitress did not exercise caution by turning off the burner before refilling.

Both customers and the waitress were rushed to the emergency room soon after, and it likely wasn’t the last thing to get hot in that restaurant as questions needed to be answered, hospital bills needed to be paid, and perhaps even a few heads needed to roll for what happened.