A plea has been made to find out what happened to a man who is fighting for his life after being found seriously injured in Palm Bay this week.
Max Lintott was discovered by a dog walker, unconscious and suffering hypothermia, near Palm Bay school at 7am on Tuesday (November 16).
Family friend Tezer Sait says Max, 50, had returned home to Palm Bay the previous day after a trip to Plymouth and had gone to Northdown Road to pick up a prescription.
She said: “After that he just disappeared, no-one saw him until he was found at 7am. All his prescription drugs were gone, his money was gone. He was beaten badly and suffering hypothermia.
“The person called the ambulance and Max was airlifted to King’s College Hospital in London.
“We don’t know if he will make, it does not look good even if he wakes up.
“The hospital said he was covered in bruises so he was beaten, he didn’t just fall. There are also grazes which look like he has been dragged to outside the school. He had just been left there.
“We need to know what happened, who did this to him? The hospital said he has been assaulted.
“He is now in a coma, fighting for his life, but his mum Gloria has been told they will give him three days before having to turn off equipment and we are already on day two. She is beside herself.”
Tezer says she and the family are desperate to find out what happened and are asking anyone who may have CCTV or ring doorbell footage or who saw anything to come forward.
She added: “Max is the funniest, nicest person you could ever meet. He gives everyone funny names and is a great character. He lights up a room.”
A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police was called to Palm Bay Avenue, Margate by South East Coast Ambulance Service at 8.12am on Tuesday 16 November after a man was found with a head injury.
“Officers attended and the man was taken to hospital, where he remains receiving treatment.
“No offences have been reported and enquiries into how the man came by the injury are ongoing.”
Anyone with any information is urged to call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 16-0245.
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