At the first low tide, the kids all ran down to look at the natural fish trap to see what had been caught and Frank slipped and gashed his leg open to the bone with a 20cm cut from just next to his knee. We were very lucky to be with two other families. Ryan (a 12 yr old) yelled for help. The other 2 dads, Lyndon and Chris, ran down the cliff to the kids where Frank had ripped his t-shirt off to wrap it tightly around his leg to stop the bleeding and they carried him up to where they had told me to wait with the first aid kit. I had been warned that Matt & I would need to take him to the medical centre and quickly, but I was not prepared for what I saw. Frank was a really brave boy. We had a short drive to One Arm Point where there was a small medical surgery and Brett and Dean, the Medico's in charge did rock, paper scissors to decide who was going to treat him. Matt had a "quick" drive down to Lombadina (40min) to pick up the stitches while I let Frank squeeze my hand until Brett was able to start the process of 20 local anisthetic needles in preparation.
Frank is continuing to heal, but it will be a very long road as the nerves and muscle have be cut. His leg has lost feeling in one half it and this may take a year or longer to come back. I don't even know what the damage is to the muscle. Once the wound heals, we will begin to try to exercise it slowly.
Peter and John also caught Trevally and Queen fish to feed us the day before. It was great eating so much fish and great for the boys to catch fish to eat for the first time.