- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A disabled Claremont man’s special beach wheelchair was stolen while he and his family were attending a Long Beach sports camp for people with disabilities.

The Press-Telegram reports (https://bit.ly/2bbf0sm) that 26-year-old Patrick Freeman’s $1,700 wheelchair maneuvered easily over sand and floated so he could go into the ocean.

It was stolen last week after the first day of the sports camp. The family was having dinner at a restaurant in nearby Seal Beach when Freeman had seizures and was rushed to a hospital.

His father, Mike, recalls seeing the trailer that houses the wheelchair in their hotel parking lot when they returned, but it was gone the next morning.

His son has been disabled since he was struck by a car and ended up in a coma for several months.


Information from: Press-Telegram, https://www.presstelegram.com

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