A grateful man who was rescued after an horrific car smash has thrown himself out of a plane to raise money for his life-savers.
Andy Turner, who lives in Flitwick, took part in a solo parachute jump on Sunday to raise funds for the East of England Air Ambulance, which he says saved his life.
The charity flew to his recue last February when, for an unknown reason, his car swerved into the path of an oncoming car.
He had to be cut out of his vehicle, and medics on board the air ambulance had to anaesthetise him at the side of the road, which he says saved his brain and probably his life.
He said: “I always thought anaesthetic was just for putting people to sleep, but it also works when somebody stops breathing properly. I was told that if that happened six years ago I would, in essence, be brain dead right now. I owe so much to them, they definitely saved my brain and most likely my life.”
Andy, 54, completed the skydive at 5.40pm in Oxfordshire. He has raised around £650 for the EAAA, but is still appealing for more donations,
He said: “It was fantastic. It was beautiful when I actually did the jump. The sun was just setting so there was a real orange tint to the sky.
“It was quite scary when the side door to the plane was open though.”
To donate go to www.just giving.com/Andy-Turner5