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Laconia HS student seriously hurt performing "cold water challenge"

FOND DU LAC, WI (WTAQ) - A Laconia High School student is recovering from a serious freak injury while attempting a Facebook challenge.

16-year-old Kayla Jacob accepted a “cold water challenge” last Sunday in Lake Winnebago. When she jumped off the dock, she landed on a clump of razor sharp zebra mussel shells and split her knee open.

The challenge requires the recipient to perform the dare in 24 hours and nominate three others to complete the same task. If the participant fails to complete the challenge in the time frame, a $100 charity contribution is the alternative.

Family members tell the Post Crescent that her injuries will require several months of physical therapy and recovery. Jacob is also likely to miss her senior year sporting events in high school.

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