Friday 27 April 2018

Survivor to come home after leaving hospital

Sean Fahey
Sean Fahey

Sam Griffin

The first of the injured Berkeley students is expected back in Ireland today after he was discharged from hospital.

Sean Fahey (21) from Rathmines in Dublin was treated in Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley for a week, alongside Niall Murray and Clodagh Cogley (both 21).

The trio were considered to have escaped the worst of the injuries in the 40-foot balcony fall and were said to have been making good progress.

Celine Kennelly, of the Irish Immigration and Pastoral Center, which has been liaising with the families of the injured students and the hospitals, told the Irish Independent that the St Mary's College graduate (below) had been discharged.

"Sean has been released and will return home," she said last night.

"He sustained some fractures and I am unsure of the extent of his mobility, but doctors have given him clearance to be released and clearance to fly home which is great.

She said she did not know if any of the others who were injured were expected to be released in the immediate future, but said both Clodagh and Niall were "doing well and are stable".

Aoife Beary (21) and Hannah Waters (21), in Highland Hospital, remained the most critical and have the "longest roads to recovery" ahead of them, she added.

Irish Independent

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