Craig Finn had his leg amputated after he was set on fire by his drunk “friends.” According to Mail Online, the incident occurred after a day of drinking. The 24-year-old passed out in his home in Seaham, County Durham last February when the guys he was drinking with thought it would be funny to set him on fire. Finn ended up in a coma, and the burns on one of his legs were so bad that doctors needed to amputate.
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“He suffered third-degree burns to both his legs and his back, and his right ankle was reconstructed after initial fears that it, too, would have to be amputated.”
Craig Finn’s leg was amputated below the knee. Despite being in a coma for a month, and nearly dying due to fluid in his lungs, Finn was able to pull through, and has since adapted to a new way of life the best that he can. He says the magnitude of what happened to him still hasn’t really sunk in, but he’s figuring things out little by little.
“I don’t think what happened has hit me yet to be honest. I just have to get on with my life. I’m still young and I can’t let it get the better of me. This has changed my life forever,” Finn said.
According to the Mirror, the two men believed to have been responsible for causing Finn such harm have been charged. A 24-year-old and a 32-year-old are due in court on April 1. They have both been charged with “grievous bodily harm with intent, arson with intent to endanger life, causing grievous bodily harm without intent, and arson reckless as to whether life was endangered.”
Craig Finn was lucky that his leg was all that he lost on that fateful February day. Suffering such serious burns can easily cost a person their life. People getting set on fire have made the news more than once this year, sadly.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a homeless man was set on fire in Ventura Beach, California just last month. John Frazier, 58, suffered second- and third-degree burns in what police have called a random act of violence. At the time of the report, there were three suspects in question, but it’s unknown if anyone has since been charged.
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