Remember kids, fireworks and canoes don't go together. That is what Darren La Page from Eau Claire, WI will tell his grandchildren.
Doctors say he is lucky to be alive after firework blasts off part of his foot while he was out on a local canoe trip last Saturday night.
He says the plan was to launch two fireworks from shore not actually in the canoe which is what ended up happening.
"The next thing I knew my cousin said 'cover your ears' and I turned around and he was lighting the fireworks. I was more or less in shock and the pain started right away. I pulled my foot up and it was split and the canoe was split. I could see my heel was gone," Darren says.