Boy seriously injured in Tate Modern fall moved out of intensive care

18 October 2019, 17:20

Emergency services at the scene on August 4
Emergency services at the scene on August 4. Picture: PA

By Megan White

A six-year-old boy who was left seriously injured after he was allegedly thrown from the viewing platform at the Tate Modern has been moved out of intensive care.

The French boy was left in a critical condition after the incident at the London gallery on August 4.

He was visiting the gallery with his family when he fell 100ft, landing on the fifth floor balcony below.

The boy suffered serious injuries including a fractured spine, broken legs and arms and a bleed on the brain.

In an update on a GoFundMe page set up to help them, his family said the child was now in a rehabilitation centre but has a “full armour of splints.”

They said: “We want to give you some news of our little boy: he is now in a rehabilitation centre.

“He still has some metal in his body but instead of plasters he has got a full armour of splints: legs, feet, hands, arms, neck and torso. It is impressive; he looks like a little knight, and we can take these splints off sometimes.

“He also makes some little progresses: he moves his right hand more and more and arm on command (he catches us most of the time when we are nearby!), even if he feels sometimes a little bit sad when he doesn't manage to do what he tries.

“We really hope he will speak and eat again as soon as possible, but we know that it can take months.

“Thank you so much all of you again to help us in our fight, our little boy doesn't give up, and we neither!”

The page has raised over £110,000 for the boy’s family to help fund his healthcare and support the family.

Jonty Bravery, 18, has been charged with attempted murder and will appear in court to enter a plea next month.

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