Scaffolder Jamie Mines who had to have his leg and hands amputated after a severe electric shock is no longer in an induced coma.
As ScaffMag previously reported Jamie was working at Kendrick Industrial Estate, Swindon, in December when he was electrocuted so severely he had to be rescued by emergency services. Jamie’s injuries were also so severe he was placed in an induced coma.
To save Jamie’s life doctors had to amputate one of his legs, he lost all the toes on the other, and also had one hand amputated. However several days later, soon after Boxing Day, both his arms had to be amputated.
The 33 year-old dad of five month old twin girls is “continuing to impress his medical team with his progress” said Jamie’s friend Ian Kennedy.
“He is still in intensive care but he is no longer sedated and is aware of his injuries. He is starting to work with the rehabilitation team & is proving very determined. He knows how much support he has and has seen a lot of the video messages. Thank you to everyone for your continued support”.
Jamie has had huge support from across the country including famous sporting stars such as Joe Calzaghe and footballing legend Alan Shearer have left video messages pledging their support.
Tributes continue to pour in for Jamie on his Go Fund Me page.
The Go Fund Me page was set up by his close friend Ian Kennedy to help with the costs of his life-changing injuries with a target of £100,000, over 2,368 people have already donated £79,575 in the last four weeks.