Family of Irishman who fell from Sydney bridge arrive in Australia to be by his side
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Family of Irishman who fell from Sydney bridge arrive in Australia to be by his side

THE parents of a 21-year-old Donegal man have arrived in Sydney, Australia to be by their sons side in hospital.

Shaun Dunworth, from Ramelton Co Donegal, is in a serious condition in hospital in Sydney after police found him lying on the road  under the High Street overpass in North Sydney in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He had suffered serious head injuries which are understood to have been caused from either a fall from the overpass or collision with a vehicle.

He is believed to be in a critical condition at St Vincent’s Hospital in the city.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge was shut down following the incident.

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Shaun’s parents, Karen and Stephen flew out to Australia yesterday to be by their son’s bedside.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, Donegal County Councillor Ian McGarvey said: “You always have concern for young people that go anywhere and you fear the things that might happen to them.

“He is well-known in the town and has a lot of friends here and there is widespread concern for him.

“The family have gone out but only when they get thee and report back will there be any accurate information regarding the situation.

“It is a very worrying time for the entire family circle and our thoughts and prayers are with them all.

“Hopefully, he will make a full recovery but we just don’t know what will happen until the family gets more information.”

Shaun moved to Australia with friends earlier this year and is understood to be working there.

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