Father Paralyzed in Horrifying Beach Accident Details Remarkable Recovery

(CTV News) – Ben Board wants to be able to run again with his two boys: Cameron, who’s almost six, and Wesley, who is two and a half years old. But the 38-year-old single father from Hamilton is still recovering from a spinal cord injury.

It all started as a weekend trip to Miami, Fla. with his friends in April last year.

Just hours into the start of their trip, Board was down at the beach. He had just shown his friends a jellyfish that was lying out on the sand and was running back to the ocean before he dove in, head first.

“Unbeknownst to me, it was very shallow where I dove because of a sandbar,” he told CTV News Toronto. “I hit my head, and I felt a snap at the back of my neck.” CONTINUE