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Josh believes if it wasn't for his neighbour who held him until emergency services cut him free, he would have died. The 12 year old says it was a shock, and he's learned a lesson.
More from Josh and his mother on our programme at 6pm.
12 year old Josh Hassan was climbing over a railing to retrieve his football when he slipped and impaled himself on a huge metal spike.
He says he thought he was going to die; the spike passed through his chest and out the other side, missing his heart by 6cm.
He was held up by neighbours for an hour and a half to prevent the spike doing any more damage while emergency services cut him free.