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Oscar Pistorius

Speedboat crash

22 Feb, 2009

Pistorius is airlifted from the Vaal River after crashing his speedboat, and taken to the Millpark hospital, where he is placed on a ventilator before undergoing surgery. Millpark principal medical officer:

He is fine. Everything can be repaired ­surgically. His brain is functioning normally. He will soon be discharged and taken home to make a full recovery.

His family expect him to recover in time for the European athletics season.