Adam Potter is becoming a household name after the 36-year-old Glasgow man fell a startling 1,000 feet and lived to tell about it. Potter and his companions had reached the summit of Sgurr Coinnich Mor (3,589 feet) when Potter somehow lost his footing and began to fall down a rocky, steep eastern slope of the mountain. According to a New York Spinal Injury Lawyer, a helicopter was nearby on training exercises and arrived on the scene thirty minutes after being called and began searching immediately.
The helicopter was able to spot the climbers that had been with Potter, who were able to point out the direction that the helicopter should search. The crew of the Helicopter became confused when the only person they could spot at the bottom was a man, standing up and reading a map. After retracing the route he fell off the mountain, they ascertained that it must be who they were looking forward. The paramedic who was lowered to Potter initially diagnosed him with a chest injury and superficial cuts and bruises, as well as emotional shock.
A reporter stated that after coming aboard the helicopter, Potter’s injuries were reassessed by a doctor who was on the helicopter due to the training mission. They immediately transferred Potter to the Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital.
The NY Spinal Injury Lawyer discussed how, on top of the cuts and bruises that were initially identified, Potter also sustained a broken back in three places. Miraculously, he did not sustain any spinal cord damage or lumbar spinal injury and is able to walk around without any problems. He was discharged from the hospital after only two days. This story was followed closely by practitioners in The Bronx and Brooklyn.
If you or a family member have sustained an injury after a fall, a New York Spinal Injury Attorney may be able to help you receive the benefits you deserve.