Tuesday 23 January 2018

Conor released from hospital but faces wait before travelling home

Conor Flynn will remain in the US for a number of weeks
Conor Flynn will remain in the US for a number of weeks
Emma Jane Hade

Emma Jane Hade

Two of the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse have now been released from hospital.

Conor Flynn was the latest survivor to leave hospital, just over one week since the tragic accident occurred.

It is understood that it will be a number of weeks before he will be able to fly home.

The 22-year-old is believed to be staying in the Bay Area after receiving treatment in the John Muir Hospital.

Sean Fahey (21) was released from the Eden Medical Centre on Monday and has now arrived home in Ireland.

Aoife Beary and Hannah Waters, both 21, are still receiving treatment in the Highland Hospital in San Francisco. The two girls are believed to have been the most seriously injured after the 40ft fall.

Clodagh Cogley and Niall Murray have been moved from the Eden Medical Centre where they were brought after the fourth-storey balcony collapsed.

Clodagh (21) has bravely revealed that the chances of her using her legs again are "pretty bleak", but has vowed to live her life to the full in honour of her six friends who died. The Milltown native said that she sustained two collapsed lungs, a broken shoulder, a broken knee, five broken ribs and a broken spinal cord during the fall.

She is now receiving treatment in a rehabilitation centre in San Francisco.

Niall Murray has also been moved to another facility after undergoing a number of surgeries. The NUIG student is expected to remain in hospital for at least six weeks but is understood to be doing well.

Jack Halpin is still recovering in the John Muir Hospital. He is understood to have injured his back and broken both of his legs.

Irish Independent

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