Hero rescue volunteer makes miracle recovery from Covid after 178 days

A HERO rescue volunteer who beat Covid and two other serious illnesses gets a guard of honour as he leaves hospital after 178 days.

Professional diver Stuart Tyrer, 55, had pneumonia, a blood clot on his lung and was then fighting for his life with coronavirus.

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Staff lined up for his discharge from hospital in Telford, Shrops.

Ward manager Sarah Sivill said: “He really is a miracle.”

Award-winner Stuart joined the hunt for murdered five-year-old April Jones in Wales in 2012.

Stuart said: "I'm lucky to be here. Covid-19 is as serious as it gets.

"At one point my wife was phoned because they didn't expect me to live, so I've done extremely well to be here and that's all thanks to the marvellous team here.

"I couldn't wish for better care.

He added: "Whenever I've needed anybody they've been there for me.

"I just want to say to them: 'Thank you for saving my life'.


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