Woman Needs 250 Stitches After Water Park Fountain Rips Her Vagina

Publish Date
Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 2:22PM

Warning: This article contains some graphic descriptions.

British woman Shelby Clarke is unable to enjoy sex after a fountain at a water park inflicted horrific damage to her vagina.

According to Daily Mail, Shelby was 14 when she went to Pleasure Beach in Blackpool with her family and a friend in 2009.

During the visit, she saw a new attraction had opened - The Spectacular Dancing Water Fountain - which was a set of water jets that shot out of the ground.

Clarke recalls: "There were loads of kids running through the water jets so Sarah and I joined in. But as were playing, I was hit by a very powerful jet. It knocked me off my feet and I felt I needed to go to the toilet immediately. But I noticed there was blood everywhere."

She was quickly rushed to the hospital, and her injuries were so bad, doctors first thought Clarke had been raped.

Her mother, Karen, said: "She was badly injured, literally ripped right across from her bottom to her vagina."

"Her clothes were soaked and she was pale and very groggy." Shelby was rushed to hospital where she needed a two-hour procedure and 250 stitches, both internally and externally.

She was released from hospital three days later and was off school a further six weeks.

She said: "I was terrified of going to the toilet afterwards, because it was so painful. I became terrified of going to the loo. It almost became a phobia.

"My periods became very heavy and so painful. My doctor gave me an implant to stop my periods, but I still suffered with pain and sudden bleeds.

"I was terrified that I might start bleeding, on the bus or in class. I even had to be home-schooled for a few months because I was paranoid about being around other people."

Clarke met her boyfriend, Danny, three years after her surgery.

They rarely have sex because of the suffering it causes her.

She says: "I can enjoy sex but I can’t have it very often — and so then I start to worry that Danny might cheat on me or leave me. I’m very lucky that Danny is patient and understanding, and it has made our relationship much stronger."

Clarke was given a five-figure sum after her family pursued legal action against the Pleasure Beach.

The money will go toward treatments that may be needed should she want to become a mother.

Doctors aren’t sure she’ll ever be able to have children naturally, but they’ll hopefully give a more definitive answer once Clarke has scar tissue removed from her cervix in the near future.

Clarke said "I can’t help thinking that if it had been a 2-year-old running through the water, she might have been killed. I wanted to bring the legal action to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else."

The water park now makes announcements before a fountain show reminding visitors not to walk on top of the jets, which are also guarded by staff members.

source: elitedaily.com

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