SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
UPDATE ON JUSTIN LEE MAYNARD
KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE — Lawrence County native Justin Lee Maynard, 26, is slowly recovering from a fall he took at Bad Branch Falls in rural Letcher County nearly a month ago on Sept 3, 2016.
The 70 foot accidental fall left Justin with several life threatening injuries to both legs, internal organs and a serious head contusion.
He has recently been moved from intensive care and taken off life support systems at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee, a close relative told The Lazer today.
The fall took place while he was hiking with friends.
The worst injury was to his head where he fell forward and hit rocks causing a deep gash. He has been in a doctor induced coma since being taken to the med center until this week.
A LCHS grad, Justin served in the Peace Corps for two years and was an intern with TheLevisalazer.com just after graduating from Alice Lloyd College. He is the son of Bernice Maynard who ihas been at his bedside since the accident.
Continued prayers from the community are requested from family members and friends.
From Facebook tonight (Sunday)