A Destin, Florida, male could not reside a gorilla using off with his favorite Steelers top — not even if a gorilla had a conduct start and is some-more nimble than a grown man, and both male and gorilla found themselves atop a rooftop in Bali, Indonesia.
But that’s a difficulty Jeff “Swede” Swedenhjelm found himself in on Monday when he opted to follow a rascally gorilla that snatched his cap. Unfortunately, a Pittsburgh Steelers fan fell 33 feet to a belligerent in a office and is now fighting for his life in a sanatorium on a Indonesian island.
Villagers found Swedenhjelm, 40, who is famous as “Swede” to his friends and family, and brought him to a hospital. Doctors there dynamic he had serious repairs to his spinal cord and is now inept from a chest down.
The tallness that Swede fell from, about 10 meters, is a same as a regulation-sized 10-meter platform, such as a one on a University of Miami pool rug that divers such as Greg Louganis once lerned on to ready for a Olympics.
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The belligerent is a lot reduction forgiving than water, however.
Swede’s daughter Lyric Swedenhjelm, 20, told a Northwest Florida Daily News that her father, who left a Florida swindle city to work in Bali, is in bad shape. Aside from a paralysis, he’s fighting pneumonia, and she’s disturbed he’s not receiving suitable medical care. He didn’t accept an MRI for roughly 24 hours after a accident, according to a family. He’s in a medically prompted coma and on a ventilator. She told a Emerald Coast paper that “our pinnacle regard is to get Swede out of Bali and into a nation with a spinal specialist.”
Lyric Swedenhjelm still lives in Destin with her mother, Swede’s ex-wife. The family set adult a GoFundMe page to lift income to get her father flown to a Singapore sanatorium for improved medical caring — which, they say, could cost about $30,000, and that’s not counting destiny medical care. As of Sunday, a site has lifted some-more than $58,000 toward their $100,000 goal.
“He has a good group of friends that have been by his side,” she told a newspaper.