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Surfcoach Wes Berg – Genickbruch in Burleigh Point

Happy New Year. Feeling like a pretty lucky guy in 2016 already. Thanks for all the text and well wishes. This morning I surfer pumping Burleigh Point and went head first into the shallow sandbank breaking my neck my C 4 & C 5. I'm extremely lucky and have feeling in my arms and legs and movement and mobility. Probably the scariest moment of my life not being able to feel or move my left arm for a while. Long road to recovery and in this collar for a couple months with restricted movement but not near as bad as some. Waiting for results of the MRI to know full extent. Super lucky and grateful. Thanks for the visit @chrisprosser & @jmossop @johnmossop for the kids.

Ein von @wesberg gepostetes Foto am

Der Surfcoach von Joel Parkinson und einigen anderen Surf Pros – Wes Berg wollte das neue Jahr mit einem Morgensurf in Burleigh Heads starten. Bei perfekten Bedingungen nahm die Session jedoch ein schnelles Ende, denn nach einem Wipeout ging er kopfüber in den Sand und verlor jegliches Gefühl im linken Teil seines Körpers. Er konnte sich jedoch selber an Land bringen und lieferte sich selbst ins Krankenhaus ein.

“I was just fortunate that I could sneak around the surf back to the sand and I got feeling back after about a minute and a half. It was pretty traumatic at the time for me, being in the water and not being in control. I came up and didn’t have any movement in my left side of my body.” so Wes nach dem Unfall.

Er brach sich die beiden Wirbel C 4 & C 5, aber wird wohl keine bleibenden Schäden davontragen. Wir wünschen ihm alles Gute! 

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