A news report out of the United States (U.S.) has revealed that a male tourist sustained a severe leg injury while zip-lining in Saint Lucia.
Steve Gammons, a fire captain from Princeton, Texas, will lose his leg if he doesn’t get surgery by 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1 and Saint Lucia has “limited medical amenities,” according to a May 31 report by WFAA, an ABC-affiliated television station operating out of Dallas, Texas.
“The severity of it if he doesn’t get the surgery by 11 o’clock tomorrow [Saturday] morning, he could lose his leg. So and that’s his career, a 15-year career as a firefighter,” his daughter Jordan Felker told the television station.
An air ambulance was scheduled to get Gammons back home to Collin County in the U.S.
The report stated that Gammons and wife were on a seven-day cruise to the Caribbean, cut short by the zip-lining accident in Saint Lucia.
The report did not say how the accident occurred, however a local zip-line company has since reached out to our news team, distancing itself from the accident, stating: “We are confirming that the unfortunate incident did not take place at Rainforest Adventures in Chassin Babonneau.”
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