Friends and family of a Lincoln County man who suffered a spinal cord injury Saturday in Lake Norman say he is making slow but steady recovery and might be moved out of intensive care Wednesday.
Adam Dancoff, 21, a Lincolnton firefighters for more than a year, suffered a broken vertebra when he dived from a boat into the lake. Dancoff apparently didnt realize the water was shallow in that area, and he lost the ability to move his legs.
Dancoff was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center. According to information posted by family and friends on a special Facebook page, he underwent surgery Sunday and has remained in intensive care.
On the Facebook page, family members said doctors have little if any hope that Dancoff will regain movement in the lower part of his body.
However, he has been working to regain mobility in the rest of his body. With the help of nurses, he was able to sit in his hospital bed Tuesday.
Family and friends say they hope that Dancoff can be moved to a rehabilitation center later this week.
You can follow Dancoffs progress on the Facebook page.