Daughter of Australian billionaire Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest is almost killed in jet ski accident

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Glamorous daughter of Australian billionaire Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest is almost killed after being flung more than 25 metres in a freak jetski accident which doctors say should have left her a quadriplegic

  • Grace Forrest, 26, was left using a walking frame after horror jet ski accident 
  • She was flung 25 metres from the watercraft that was travelling at 70km/h
  • Her mother said it was a ‘very scary’ ordeal for the entire Forrest family 

The daughter of mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest had a ‘close call’ after she was flung 25 metres from a jet ski travelling 70km/h. 

Grace Forrest, 26, was knocked out after she was thrown from the watercraft she was riding with partner Brandon Clemens, during a family holiday to Indonesia this year. 

Her mother, Nicola, told Sunday Times Magazine it was a ‘very scary’ experience for family.

Grace, who was recently crowned Western Australia‘s 2021 Young Australian Of The Year, was left in a walking frame for five weeks. 

Grace Forrest (pictured) was knocked out after she was flung from a jet ski she was riding with her partner Brandon Clemens 

The activist was unable to work at Walk Free, the anti-slavery foundation she co-founded, for two-and-a-half months.  

‘It was particularly scary for Brandon … They were catapulted about 25m apart and when he came up, she was floating face down in the water,’ Ms Forrest said.

‘She was knocked out. It took a couple of days to get home and the neurologist we saw back here said he sees people every week that end up quadriplegic from jetski accidents … It was a very close call.’

Grace is the daughter of mining magnate Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest (pictured)

Grace is the daughter of mining magnate Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest (pictured)

Grace is the daughter of mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest (pictured)

Grace took to Instagram earlier this year to shed some light on her accident.

She shared her story to offer others advice on how to handle life at home during coronavirus lockdown.   

‘As someone who has already spent the first 2.5 months of 2020 on home rest due to my accident; creating, cooking and sharing is where I found joy when forced to stay still,’ she said.

Grace, who was recently crowned Western Australia's 2021 Young Australian Of The Year, was left in a walking frame for five weeks (pictured with San Cisco member Jordie Davieson)

Grace, who was recently crowned Western Australia's 2021 Young Australian Of The Year, was left in a walking frame for five weeks (pictured with San Cisco member Jordie Davieson)

Grace, who was recently crowned Western Australia’s 2021 Young Australian Of The Year, was left in a walking frame for five weeks (pictured with San Cisco member Jordie Davieson)

‘If cooking doesn’t interest you, swap potted herbs for succulents, indoor plants or flower pots to brighten your space and state of mind 

The accident meant Grace was unable to attend several key events on behalf of Walk Free.

This included the World Economic Forum, which she spoke at in 2019.

The 26-year-old is the youngest appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Association of Australia.

She has spoken out about fast fashion, modern slavery and the impact it has on women. 

Grace is on the board for the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and was one of ten global leaders in One Young World’s Young Leaders Against Sexual Violence initiative.  

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