Breaking News

Pittsburgh Boy Burned in ‘Salt and Ice’ Game
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

A boy, 12, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania suffered second-degree burns on his back after he took part in a dangerous fad making its way across the country these days. The unidentified boy took part in the game or challenge with his friends and his brother this past weekend.

The challenge, which is simply known as the ‘salt and ice challenge,’ is popping up on social networking sites and YouTube. The game is played by kids pressing salt and ice on their skin so long as they can tolerate the burning pain or until they become injured. The injuries that occur when playing this game are eerily similar to frostbite, which can become incredibly severe. We have the photos in this post so be warned that they are incredibly graphic and might not be suitable for children.


The boy will need a couple of months to recover and a statement was released by his family that warns other young kids about the dangers of the game. The statement is as follows:

“We want teenagers and the general public to know that the ‘salt and ice challenge’ is extremely dangerous. Videos on You Tube, Facebook and other social media do not accurately show the terrible injuries that can result. We are grateful that our son is recovering and hope that sharing his story will stop other young people from attempting this stunt.”

The injuries to the boy comes just two months after officials from local schools sent home a letter informing and warning parents of the dangers of the game and how its popularity is spreading amongst the students.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!



Family Law Attorney


Boutique firm currently seeking to hire an experienced family law attorney   Qualificatio...

Apply now

Associate Attorney


Collection Attorney Law firm looking for part-time attorney to work onsite and travel to hearings ar...

Apply now

Litigation Paralegal


Battle & Winn LLP seeks a qualified litigation paralegal. This is a full-time opportunity and offers...

Apply now

Legal Assistant


We are looking for a self motivated Legal assistant to ensure smooth running of the office and effec...

Apply now




Search Now

SEC Attorney


Waltham office of our client seeks SEC attorney with 3-5 years of experience to assist with all aspe...

Apply Now

Private Investment Funds Associate Attorney


Dallas office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks private investment funds associate ...

Apply Now

Commercial Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks commercial litigation attorney...

Apply Now


To Top