Jetty jumper in stable condition

Coffs Jetty  - User Contributed
Coffs Jetty - User Contributed

THE mother of the man who suffered life threatening internal injuries after misjudging a jump off Coffs Harbour Jetty in the early hours of Saturday morning said her son is currently in a stable condition.

Jenny Skinner said her son Jason is still in a stable condition but still on the critical list after being flown to Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital's intensive care unit.

Mr Skinner is in a coma and at this stage surgery has been scheduled for Tuesday where surgeons will have a look at the life threatening injuries.

The 35 year-old man misjudged his jump and did a belly flop onto a timber platform, five metres below the jetty deck at approximately 2.30 am.

Mrs Skinner said that she went down to the Jetty on Sunday morning and said that she's concerned that so many people are unaware of the dangers that exist when jumping from the Jetty.

"We need to be aware of what can happen and any children down that way have to be told what can go wrong," Mrs Skinner said.

"I went down there on Sunday morning to have a look at what happened and there were so many people jumping off the Jetty without a single worry."

Coffs Harbour Police have said that Mr Skinner was drunk when the accident happened and he was there with a group of old friends.

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