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Teen drowns in lake after being tied to shopping cart as part of crazy game with friends

By Mason White 10:51 AM May 28, 2014
Chance Werner holding his son 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A fun game turned tragic when a teenage boy fell into a lake while he was tied to a shopping cart.

The dangerous shopping cart game took the life of the 18 year old, who is a father of an 8-month-old boy.

Chance Werner of Cartersville, Georgia, died when his friends used him as an anchor for the “shopping cart game.”

The shopping cart game is played by putting someone into a shopping cart, which is tied with a string to a pole on a dock.

Then the shopping cart with the person inside is pushed towards the lake, when the string can go no further, the person inside the shopping cart is sent flying into the lake.

On Saturday night, several teens were partying and playing the shopping cart game at Lake Altoona. The teens used Werner as a substitute pole. They tied the string to Werner and pushed the shopping cart toward the lake. Sadly, Werner was not strong enough and he was pulled into the lake together with the shopping cart.

Werner was unable to swim to safety as he was being dragged down by the shopping cart. The fire department located his body three hours later, and was still attached to the shopping cart. May he rest in peace.