Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Michigan basketball recruit Austin Hatch released from hospital, continues recovery with family
Nearly four months after a tragic plane crash that took the lives of his father and stepmother, Austin Hatch has been released from the hospital.
The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reported Monday that Hatch, who had been recovering at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, is now recovering at home with his family.
“We are extremely thankful and relieved that Austin is home with us," the family wrote in an email to the paper. "While Austin has made great improvements, he still has obstacles to overcome as he continues to heal, grieve and acclimate to life after tragedy."
The family did not specify where exactly "home" was.
Updates on Hatch, 16-year-old junior at Canterbury High School in Fort Wayne, Ind., had been provided through a caringbridge.org page by his family. Access to that page is now restricted.
A recent update on Sept. 23 declared Hatch began aquatic therapy, while also staying in touch with friends via cell phone.
Hatch made a verbal commitment to be part of the 2013 Michigan basketball recruiting class in mid June. He and his father, Stephen, also survived a similar plane crash in 2003 that killed his mother and two siblings.