MIRACLE MAN SURVIVES 13,000FT FALL WHEN PARACHUTE FAILS
A skydiver cheated death after plunging 13,000 feet without his parachute opening but survived after landing in a bog.
Liam Dunne’s reserve parachute opened at the last moment, too late to prevent him slamming into the ground at high speed.
Mr Dunne, married with two children, was treated at the scene by medics and taken to a specialist spinal unit.
The 35-year-old, who grew up in St Annes before emigrating to New Zealand, has undergone surgery for a broken bone in his back and has astonished doctors with his recovery.
Mr Dunne said: “It is early days so I am trying to focus on the positives. Chances are I am going to walk again. The fact I am alive is what I need to hold on to.”
Mr Dunne, a former pupil at Our Lady’s Star of the Sea on Kenilworth Road, St Annes and Arnold School, South Shore, moved abroad several years ago with his wife Sally