Burnet coach back on his feet after serious injury

BURNET — At a family gathering at his home Aug. 26, 2012, Burnet Middle School teacher and former football and baseball coach Nate Turner was performing a backflip into Lake LBJ from a platform using a cable tied onto a tree branch.

It was a move he had performed dozens of times. But on that day, at that moment, what was routine resulted in a life-changing accident before Turner had swung out over the lake. The cable came undone, and he crashed onto land from nine feet high.

Turner was told he would spend about two months in hospitals. He stayed for five weeks. He was told he would be able to walk with a cane in six months. He did it in five weeks.

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