Mercy dash to save life of top island cyclist

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THE skills of the UK Coastguard and neurosurgeons at Southampton General Hospital combined to save the life of one of the island’s top sport stars.

Paul Jackson was given just a 20% chance of survival when a brain haemorrhage developed undetected after he ran over a black cat while training on his bike at L’Eree. The accident sent him flying from his bicycle.

Only now is Jackson, 52, cycling team manager at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, happy to talk publicly of how he and wife Karina had the scare of their lives nine weeks ago dealing with the physical repercussions of what happened last August.

Rob Batiste

By Rob Batiste


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