Gi­raffe hell lad wakes

The People - - NEWS FEATURES - By Jamie Py­att

A BOY of three crit­i­cally in­jured by a gi­raffe is re­gain­ing con­scious­ness af­ter 13 days in an in­duced coma.

UK bi­ol­o­gist’s son Finn Wil­liams was said to be breath­ing in­de­pen­dently fol­low­ing a life-sav­ing emer­gency brain op.

Mother Katy, 35, a US bi­ol­o­gist, was also trampled in the at­tack on a South African wildlife re­serve where the fam­ily lives.

She came round five days ago af­ter surgery – but both vic­tims are said to have “life-chang­ing in­juries”.

They were saved when Dr Sam Wil­liams, 36, from Brad­ford, saw his wife and son’s plight and chased off the gi­raffe – thought to have feared its calf was in peril.

The fam­ily’s lawyer said: “Finn is still se­dated but is start­ing to wake up. Katy’s con­di­tion im­proves daily.”

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