ROCHESTER HILLS (AP) – A young man who was paralyzed after diving into a mud pit during an extreme race near Flint is suing the event’s organizers, claiming he was encouraged to take the plunge.

James Sa of Rochester Hills was paralyzed from the chest down in 2011 during the Warrior Dash in Genesee County.

His lawsuit accuses a race emcee of encouraging runners to go head-first into the mud pit, although Sa had signed a document pledging he wouldn’t enter it that way.

Sa is seeking more than $25,000. Race organizers from Chicago-based Red Frog Events have not commented on the lawsuit.

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