Gi­raffe-at­tack tot wakes from coma

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY JAMIE PY­ATT in Cape Town, South Africa

A BRI­TISH sci­en­tist’s son who was crit­i­cally in­jured in a gi­raffe at­tack is now breath­ing on his own and wak­ing up af­ter 13 days in an in­duced coma.

Finn Wil­liams, three, and mum Katy, 35, were tram­pled near their home on Blyde Wildlife Es­tate in Hoed­spruit, South Africa.

Dad Sam, from Brad­ford, West Yorks, man­aged to chase the gi­raffe off.

Finn needed an emer­gency op­er­a­tion to re­lease pres­sure on his brain.

Fam­ily lawyer Ma­rina Botha said: “Finn is still se­dated but he is be­gin­ning to wake up. We can con­firm he is breath­ing in­de­pen­dently.”

Katy, from Bal­ti­more, US, and Finn are in in­ten­sive care at the Busamed Mod­der­fontein Hos­pi­tal, near Jo­han­nes­burg.

Sam, 36, has been keep­ing bed­side vig­ils.

HOR­ROR Finn, Katy & Sam

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