Special graduation ceremony held for teen injured in longboard accident

Tyler McCaffrey's accident happened week before Graduation Day

A special graduation ceremony was held Tuesday night for the Onalaska High School senior who was injured in a longboard accident at the end of May.

Tyler McCaffrey was longboarding with his friends when he decided to go down a steep hill. He wasn’t wearing a helmet and fell, fracturing the back of his skull.

The accident happened less than a week before McCaffrey’s high school graduation. McCaffrey had some motor function problems when he came out of a medically induced coma. He’s out of the hospital and his family told News 8 he has made some improvements.

McCaffrey received his diploma at a special graduation ceremony at Onalaska High School in the library. There was a room full of supporters, including some of the Onalaska High School Class of 2014.