A man in a coma after he was bitten by artificial grass has been freed from hospital.
He is now expected to recover from the incident in Sydney’s northern beaches.
The 26-year-old, from Southport, had been recovering at home with his mother and brother in Sydney.
“It is a very sad day for the entire community, the whole town of Southport,” Southport mayor David Rimmer said.
Rimmer said the man had been walking along the beach in the city’s south-west about 1.30pm when he was attacked by the grass.
His mother and younger brother were bitten and were taken to hospital, where the father is in a stable condition, he said.
“It is just an unfortunate incident.
The man has had a bit of grass in his head and he has had to get it out.”
“He has been very, very stable.
Police have been on the scene all day to assist in the investigation and I know he is well.”
He is expected to be released from hospital in the next few days.
“The man, from the town of Bayswater, was walking along a beach in Southport when he got caught in a grass trap and was bitten on the back by a large plant, according to the Southport Bulletin newspaper.
The man was treated for his injuries and released.
Southport police are investigating the incident.
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