Parents of injured man need transport

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A CLOSE friend of a man who suffered a critical head injury in Borneo has called on businesses to help his parents visit their son.

Professional diver Terry Dukes was flown back home thanks to the Sultan of Brunei and, despite five operations, remains in a critical condition in the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.

His mum and dad, Jane and Johnny Dukes, are both in their 80s and live on Hayling Island.

Family friend Vince Faithfull, of Chichester Road, North End, said that they are forced to spend three hours on six different buses to visit their son.

He has written to taxi companies to see if there is any way they can help provide transport for Mr and Mrs Dukes.

‘They don’t have a car so are having to make this long and expensive journey almost every day using public transport,’ he said.

‘Anyone help that businesses or individuals can offer his parents would be greatly appreciated.’

Before his accident Terry lived in Borneo for more than 20 years and worked as a diver and marine biologist.

His cousin Carole Jahme helped arrange for his flight home when she met the Sultan’s children at a party.

Contact Vince by calling 07850 065187 or sending an email to