The family of a scaffolder have been left devastated after doctors confirmed that he would not recover from a freak trampoline accident.
Rob Harcourt was paralysed after he tripped and fell into a trampoline at a friend's house.
The 37-year-old from Stockton, Durham, suffered a dislocated neck and kinked spinal cord in the horrific accident.
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A close friend Alan Jones has now revealed that doctors informed the family that Rob would sadly never recover from his "catastrophic" injuries, and they have been invited to say their goodbyes, TeessideLive reported .
Doctors initially thought the scaffolder would be paralysed from the chest down. However, Rob later suffered a cardiac arrest and underwent major surgery after doctors found fluid in his brain.
He has remained in the intensive care unit since he was admitted to James Cook University Hospital.
After being taken off sedation following the surgery, Rob was able to move his eyes but sadly was unable to wake up.
Rob's friends Alan and Amanda Jones set up a Go Fund Me page to help his partner Jade Higgins and Rob's family through this difficult time.
The page has already exceeded £6,000 (€7,100) after its original target of £1,000 (€1,184).
Rob's brother Alan posted the devastating update on his friend's condition on Saturday.
Alan said: "I'm afraid we have some really really sad news. The consultants have today (August 20) confirmed that Rob will not recover.
"His close friends and family have been invited to say their goodbyes.
"The doctors will then remove his tracheotomy and he will pass peacefully surrounded and wrapped in love by his first and last love - his mum and his partner.
"Our thoughts are with Rob Jackie and Jade. Please keep them in your prayers"
Although Alan and Amanda never met Rob in person as they live in Wales, they felt they needed to do something following the news.
Previously, Amanda had said: "Considering we started off with a target of £1,000, I've just kept upping it and upping it, so that's going really well.
"Because of the GoFundMe and the generosity of everybody, Jade has been able to focus on what she needs to do to get through each day.
"[She does not] have to worry about where the money for the rent is coming or money for the electric.
"It's given her a little bit of breathing room to be able to focus on what she needs to do to be there for Rob and support herself and get herself through it."
Click here to donate to the Go Fund Me Page.
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