Yes, Archie Battersbee is still alive. He is currently in a coma and hospitalized.
Since the incident, Archie has been in a coma. He has also sustained brain damage. His parents are currently fighting a legal battle to keep Archie on life support.
His specialist told the judge that Archie’s brain stem was significantly damaged and that there are signs of deterioration since the earlier scans taken in mid-April. He added that Archie’s prognosis was ‘very grave’ and his chances of recovery were very low.
Archie Battersbee took part in the blackout challenge (choking challenge) on TikTok. Although it’s not known for certain if Archie was attempting the challenge. However, his mother believes this to be the case after she found him with a ligature around his head.