During an illegal rave in Croydon, UK, one of the attendees lost his finger due to unfortunate circumstances. But instead of immediately calling an ambulance, he decided to keep on raving because the party was just too good to leave from.

The rave, which was held last Saturday, attracted thousands of enthusiasts that were in for a wild party. The event did not go down well at all, claiming the life of a 15-year old  and leaving many people injured. The abandoned Royal Mail depot in east-Croydon where the rave was held is currently under investigation as an official crime scene.

A bizarre (and rather hilarious) story that has sprung up after the event is the case of young Josh, who lost most of his little finger during the festivities. Josh tried to stop a ringing fire alarm by ripping it off completely. He said to have “jumped up, grabbed [the alarm casing] and my little finger got caught in the case because it was all broken, and as I came to rip it back down, my little finger got ripped off completely.” Collateral damage would be an understatement in this case.

As he looked at the stump where his little finger used to be, bone sticking out and all, Josh wisely decided not to react too dramatically and keep it cool, not even thinking about calling the emergency line: ‘I’ve only been here for an hour, I’ve paid £10 for this night, I’ve lost my little finger – am I seriously going to go? Nah, I’m going to skank until I can’t skank any more.’ After that, one of his friends dragged him down to the paramedics.

He then reportedly asked the paramedics whether they could bandage what was left of little finger, so he could return to the party and dance some more. Naturally, the medic urged him to come along to the hospital and trying to convince Josh that having 9 fingers isn’t something to be taken lightly.

When asked about what will happen next he said: “Basically, it’s just gone, innit. I’ve just got a little stump left. What can I do? The person in the ambulance asked me, “What are you going to do, mate?” I was just like, “Shit happens.” It’s nothing, really – I’ve lost one little finger, while a 15-year-old boy has lost his life. What am I complaining about? My heart goes out to his friends and family. It’s heartbreaking.”

Source: VICE