Senior Michael McComish prepared to take on an opponent in a wrestling match at Madison Square Garden, in his home town, when he is assaulted from above as a spotlight comes crashing down on top of him.
We sat down with McComish, Monday afternoon, and he appears to be walking and talking like nothing happened. But the memory of what did, with the help of video online, will stick with him for awhile.
McComish said the spotlight fixture as a whole weighs around 80 pounds. The way it fell on him was almost like he was at the right place at the right time. In other words, had he been in another position, his injuries might have been worse.
He suffered a few cuts and bruises with stitches to show for it on his forehead and around the back.
His parents couldn't believe what they saw during the match and they're glad he's OK.
"It was really strange. After a couple of seconds, I kind of realized that's what it was. At first, I said to myself 'what just hit me?' it was really bright. I noticed all the glass. I was like, ok, this isn't good," senior wrestler Michael McComish said.
The school district released the following statement, Monday:
"The unfortunate accident that occurred on Friday, January 18 was indeed a scary moment for everyone involved. We are thankful to report that the student/athlete injured is recovering and is in school today."