June 22, 2020 10.59 am This story is over 48 months old

Bourne teen’s heroic recovery from roof fall

Jack’s recovery is “amazing” so far, say his family

By Local Democracy Reporter

A teenager from Bourne who fell from the top of a building is making “amazing” progress in hospital.

14-year-old Jack Osborne fell from a roof on Harvey Close, Bourne on Tuesday, June 9.

He suffered life-threatening injuries, including a bruised lung and broken bones, and was taken to hospital in an air ambulance.

Jack was taken to intensive care immediately and put on a ventilator, with his condition appearing serious as he fell into a coma.

He has since made progress in recovery, coming off the ventilator to breathe for himself and being taken out of intensive care.

He has been showing signs of improvement by opening his eyes and moving his limbs, but he is yet to wake from his coma.

Jack’s stepdad, Shaun Shield, told Lincolnshire Reporter: “He’s looking so much better than when he went in, he’s doing great.”

“The hospital staff have been absolutely amazing, they couldn’t have done any more for Jack and the family.”

Karina Osborne is Jack’s mother, and she has been by his side throughout the time in hospital.

She said: “Jack keeps on fighting, and I know he has an army of people fighting beside him. Thank you.”

A fundraiser has been set up to help the family during Jack’s rehabilitation, raising almost £3,000.

Premier League footballer Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who plays for Jack’s beloved Chelsea, sent a heartwarming message of support to the teen.

Jacks going to be so made up!!

Posted by Shaun Shield on Saturday, 13 June 2020