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Faced with a Fatal Accident, 55-year-old English Paraglider Miraculously Recovers at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

  • A 55-year-old trained paraglider from UK, Anthony Barry Roberts, was left with fractured head, face, chest and a ruptured lung during his expedition in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. 
  • Unable to cope in the sudden stormy weather, his face smashed against a rock leavinf him suspended in his parachute.
  • After receiving first aid, a distress SOS was sent from his satellite phone and he was rushed to the local hospital the next day.
  • Owing to his severe condition, he was airlifted to Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi.
  • According to neurosurgeon, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the frontal bone covering the brain got broken to several fragments, along with other facial and skull base fractures.
  • The complex surgery involed repairing the dura mater while his frontal and facial bone structures were fixed.     
  • After Roberts' condition improved post surgery, he was shifted to UK.


Source: Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Media Update

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