Townsville Man In Freak Accident Welcomes Baby Boy

Congrats, Joel & Tayla!

29 January 2018

Facebook Tayla Palmer

Joel Stanger has blown away medical staff and paramedics following a near fatal boat explosion on September 8. 

The 23-year-old was welding his boat at Black River when the fuel line broke and blew up, shattering most of his bones.

Joel's dad Jason says the emergency crews had little hope he would pull through.

"One of the doctors was pulling all of the wires and pins out of his hands and he said you know after we stabilized you and got you to ICU, 80% of the doctors said you weren't gonna make it," recalls Jason. 

Despite his horrific injuries, Joel has recovered well and has recently welcomed a baby boy with his fiancée Tayla! 

Tayla shared the exciting news on Facebook.  

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