NZ adventurer dies after fall
Napier: Hawke’s Bay man Samuel Gibson, an adventurer with brittle bone disease has died. Mr Gibson, 39, suffered a fall from his wheelchair when competing in a half-marathon in Hawke’s Bay last Saturday. Hawke’s Bay District Health Board has confirmed he passed away in Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital yesterday morning, surrounded by family. He was born with osteogenesis imperfecta and had broken nearly every bone in his body during his life. Although a wheelchair user, Mr Gibson was known for his adventures and, among other physical pursuits, loved to sail.