Riverton teen injured in carnival mishap moved from ICU; She remains in serious but stable condition
(Denver, Colo.) – A 16-year-old Riverton girl who was seriously injured in a carnival accident May 31st is now out of the Intensive Care Unit at a Denver hospital, but she is still listed in serious, but stable condition, according to family reports emailed to County10.com.
Jocelyn Clawson was on a bungee jump attraction at the North Star Amusements Carnival when one of the bungee cords came apart. She suffered serious head trauma and was air lifted to Denver after emergency treatment in Riverton.
According to Shannon Elisson, Jocelyn’s mother, the teen has a broken jaw, a neck injury, and brain injuries. “No more swelling of her brain just a lot of bruising,” she wrote. “It bled a lot in both frontal lobes and a lot on the left side, so a lot of waiting and patience, some improvements but this is just the begining baby steps.”
Jocelyn’s aunt, Kim Metcalf Hymes, said Jocelyn “is still struggling, had a rough day today (Friday).” On the positive side, Hymes wrote that Jocelyn is no longer on a ventilator and that she “has no memory of the accident.”
A fund to help offset medical and travel expenses for the teen and her family has been established at Wyoming Community Bank in Riverton. Donations may be made to the “Jocelyn Clawson donation fund” at the bank.
Additionally, a SXP 12 guage Winchester shotgun is being raffled at Central Wyoming Pawn, 922 North Federal Boulevard in Riverton. Tickets, at $5, are available there Tuesday through Saturday from Ray Metcalf. The drawing will be July 2nd.