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Coma Victim To Fly Home
A Kent man who is in a coma in Bali following a motorbike crash is being flown home for treatment thanks to a good Samaritan who has offered to foot the £70,000 bill.
32 year old Richard Plummer, from Maidstone, suffered serious head injuries in the accident on 1st July. His family were told his best chance of survival would be to fly him back to a UK hospital as the hospital in Bali does not have the facilities to look after him.
But Mr Plummer's travel insurance had lapsed at the time of the crash, and despite spending their £20,000 life savings on his care, his parents were not able to afford to pay for a specialist air ambulance to transport him on the 8,000 mile journey from Bali.
Maidstone MP Helen Grant has been helping to raise awareness and to organise various fundraising events, including an auction planned for next month, to help the Plummers.
But now an unnamed business man has come forward and has offered to cover the cost.
An assessment will now be made as to when Richard will be fit to fly.
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