Black River Man’s Phenomenal Recovery Journey

Joel is progressing really well!

Black River Man’s Phenomenal Recovery Journey

Joel Stanger has blown away medical staff and paramedics following a near fatal boat explosion on September 8. 

The 23-year-old was welding his boat at Black River when the fuel line broke and blew up, shattering most of his bones.

Despite his horrific injuries, Joel is recovery well and is out of hospital. 

Joel's dad Jason says the emergency crews had little hope he would pull through.

"One of the doctors was pulling all of the wires and pins out of his hands and he said you know after we stabilized you and got you to ICU, 80% of the doctors said you weren't gonna make it," recalls Jason. 

Joel is doing extremely well with his recovery and is expecting his first child in February.