Par­ents’ night­mare a warn­ing of grog dan­ger

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

I AM a res­i­dent of Port Dou­glas and have been here off and on for the last 16 years.

I had an ex­pe­ri­ence last Satur­day night that I would never want to go through again, nor my 14-year-old son who was in­volved.

Firstly I would like to thank the staff at Moss­man hos­pi­tal for their kind­ness, un­der­stand­ing and pa­tience in re­gard to the care of my son. They are amaz­ing. The cou­ple in Sand­piper St who cared for him in the in­terim and did not even know who he was, and the Port Dou­glas po­lice who fol­lowed the in­ci­dent through and made the com­mu­nity aware of the se­ri­ous­ness of this case, I am in­debted to you all.

My son was in­volved in an al­co­hol-re­lated party and could have lost his life.

He was not ex­pe­ri­enced with al­co­hol and was un­con­scious for four hours.

He could have died or had brain dam­age with the amount he had con­sumed.

I would like to point out to those that supplied these younger peo­ple with the al­co­hol that if the con­se­quences had been worse, it would have fallen back on them, with se­ri­ous charges.

No par­ent would ever want to see their child in this way.

Thank you also to his friends that did look af­ter him and rang so I was aware and got there to help him.

Thank you to Rob who guided and helped me through this all.

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