Isaac Griffith Released From Hospital, Returning To Indiana (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive
By Jake Perrone - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

March 23, 2014 Updated Mar 23, 2014 at 6:41 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (21Alive) – Isaac Griffith is released from the hospital and on his way back to Indiana.

It's a homecoming that makes everyone happy.

Around 1 p.m. Sunday, Isaac’s father Shannon Griffith tweeted that Isaac had been discharged from Sarasota Memorial Hospital and was headed back to Indiana with his parents.

Isaac nearly drowned off the coast of Sarasota, Fla. earlier this week after getting caught in a rip-current.

Isaac was put in a medically induced coma and after coming out of it, had to battle pneumonia.

The Indiana University freshman is a red-shirt on the Hoosiers’ football team.

Friday, March 21:
Isaac Griffith's family spoke publicly for the first time on Friday about the near drowning of the Indiana University football player earlier this week.

Isaac Griffith's father, Shannon Griffith, and Dr. Kenneth Hurwitz of the Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida spoke to the media about Isaac's recovery.

Isaac is breathing on his own, and briefly walked on Friday.

Hurwitz says Isaac is in serious condition, but continually shows improvements.

Shannon shared the emotional tale of when he first received word Isaac was in bad shape.

"It dropped me to my knees," Shannon says. "That phone call my wife gave me at 6:00 on Monday night was the worst call I've ever got in my life."

Hurwitz praised Isaac's friend, Mitch McClure, who helped Isaac to shore saying McClure's actions likely prevented permanent brain damage for Isaac.




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