"He Was Like A Balloon": The 11-Year-Old Queensland Boy Who Survived Being Crushed By A Tree

THE BIG BREAKFAST


Triple M Newsroom

25 March 2019

Triple M Newsroom

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A Queensland dad has recounted the horrific moment he first saw his 11-year-old son after he was crushed by a tree in last year.

 

Connor Creagh was playing beside a large tree that had been knocked over on his grandmother's property near Kingroy after widespread storms swept the south-east of the state in October.

But the tree, which was still rooted into the ground on one side, sprang back up, trapping Connor beneath from the chest down.

John, Connor's dad, spoke to Marto, Robin and Nick Cody on Tuesday morning, describing the moment he first saw Connor in hospital.

Listen below:

Connor suffered a broken femur, eight broken ribs, two collapsed lungs, a squashed heart and a hematoma on one side, and required a full airway reconstruction.

Incredibly, the now-12-year-old is well on the road to recovery although, John says, it will take a while to get back to 100 per cent.

Hear the full chat below:

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