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Hospital discharges last Clutha survivor

A MAN seriously injured in the Clutha helicopter crash has become the last survivor of the accident to leave hospital.

Norman Maciver, 45, has been discharged from the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and is now recovering at his home in Maryhill following treatment to his injuries, including two broken legs.

He was inside the pub in the centre of Glasgow when a police helicopter crashed through the roof on November 29, claiming 10 lives. Mr Maciver, a university lecturer, spent a week in intensive care after the incident.

In a message on a social networking site, he joked: "No super powers but pinned and screwed back together."

He was treated in hospital alongside Joe Cusker, 59, who died in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary two weeks after the helicopter accident.

Mr Maciver, who was watching a friend perform with the ska group Esperanza when the helicopter crashed into the roof of the pub, said: "It was just such a shock when Joe died. All the families would comfort each other, I think, because they were all going through the same thing."

His mother Flora, 70, said: "We're delighted he's home. He still has the big stookie on his foot and can't care much for himself. But we were very pleased with the Royal Infirmary. You wouldn't get better treatment anywhere."

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