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Irishman who was found unconscious near the Sydney Harbour Bridge wakes from coma

‘Mum and dad, I love you’: Irishman who was found unconscious near the Sydney Harbour Bridge wakes from a coma on his 21st birthday

  • Shaun Dunworth, 21, was found unconscious near the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • The Irish national was rushed to hospital with head injuries on July 29 
  • His parents decorated his room for his 21st on Monday when he woke up 
  • The young man simply told his waiting parents ‘Mum and Dad, I love you’

An Irishman who was found unconscious near an overpass more than a month ago has woken up from a coma on his birthday.

Shaun Dunworth, who hails from Donegal, is believed to have fallen from the North Sydney overpass and onto a concrete slab on July 29. 

Authorities shut down the Sydney Harbour Bridge to investigate how the young traveller ended up on the pavement. 

Shaun Dunworth (middle) who hails from Donegal, is believed to have fallen from the North Sydney overpass and onto a concrete slab

Police suspected he either fell from the High Street overpass or was hit by a car and knocked-out cold while he attempted to cross the road.  

His distressed mother and father, Stevan and Karen, rushed to Australia to be at his bedside.

As his landmark birthday approached, the doting parents decked out his hospital with balloons and streamers on Monday. 

To their surprise Shuan woke surrounded by the decorations and simply told his parents ‘Mum and Dad, I love you,’ the Irish Times reported.

Since the accident, Shuan has had surgery on his face and pelvis. He has been taken off life support, moved out of intensive care and must undergo a series of MRI scans

Since the accident, Shuan has had surgery on his face and pelvis. He has been taken off life support, moved out of intensive care and must undergo a series of MRI scans

Since the accident, Shuan has had surgery on his face and pelvis. He has been taken off life support, moved out of intensive care and must undergo a series of MRI scans.

The young man’s family said he is well aware of his surroundings and his responses have been very positive.

‘We’re all just hoping and praying for Shaun. He has a long road to go but the fact that he has awoken and is speaking is very positive,’ Shuan’s aunt, Geraldine Magee told the publication.

‘For them to hear him speak and to tell them that he loved them is beyond their wildest dreams,’ she said. 

Police suspected he either fell from the High Street overpass or was hit by a car and knocked-out cold while he attempted to cross the road

Police suspected he either fell from the High Street overpass or was hit by a car and knocked-out cold while he attempted to cross the road

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