A Texas teenager who lit approximately 180 sparklers that were taped together needed to have part of his leg amputated and suffered burns after the sparklers exploded.
The family of 15-year-old Rowdy Radford said he also may lose his vision due to Saturday's accident.
Matagorda County sheriff's Sgt. James Orr said Tuesday that the teen was at a home in the Gulf Coast community of Sargent when he wrapped the sparklers together.
"I just want this out, I want everybody to see this so they'll know what happened, don't let their kids do this. It's not worth it," Wendy Smith, Radford's mother, said.
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Orr says family members heard an explosion and rushed outside to find the injured boy with his left leg nearly severed.
Orr says Radford was transported by helicopter to a Houston hospital, where he remains hospitalized.