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Family of man injured in trampoline accident to 'say goodbye' after diagnosis

A scaffolder left paralysed after a freak trampoline accident won’t recover from his devastating injuries, doctors have confirmed.

Rob Harcourt was seriously hurt after he tripped and fell into a trampoline at a friend’s house.

The horrific accident led to the 37-year-old from Stockton, Durham, suffering a dislocated neck and kinked spinal cord.

Close friend Alan Jones has now revealed that doctors informed the family that the 37-year-old would never recover from his “catastrophic” injuries.

His family were invited to say their goodbyes, TeessideLive reported.

Doctors originally thought Rob would be paralysed from the chest down but he since suffered a cardiac arrest.

Rob Harcourt suffered horrific injuries following a freak accident at a friend's house (Handout)

Then doctors found fluid on his brain and he had to undergo major surgery.

Rob has remained in the intensive care unit since he was admitted to James Cook University Hospital.

After being taken off sedation, Rob was able to move his eyes but tragically was unable to wake up.

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"

A GoFundMe page was set up by Rob's friends Alan and Amanda Jones to help his partner Jade Higgins and Rob's family through this difficult time.

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, which has already reached £6,303 in donations, already exceeding the £6,000 target.

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