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Salford man had throat slashed in horrific freak accident on beach

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Sign up to the MySalford newsletter to keep up with what's happening in and around the city A Salford man who had has throat slashed in a freak accident at the beach has spoken of his horror.

Dave Jackson was out boating with his wife Christine in Morecambe when his life changed in an instant on May 22. The 62-year-old was pulling the boat back onto their trailer when the D-ring – which was later found to be made of the incorrect metal – snapped.

The winch then swung towards Dave, hitting him in the chest before ricocheting up and slashing his throat. He was thrown back around 15 feet from the impact while bleeding uncontrollably and struggling to breathe.

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