Collect of Stuart in hospital after the accident. See SWNS story SWWED; A dad got married in hospital after he shattered his spine when he slipped and fell – in a PADDLING POOL. Stuart Vinter was having a water fight with his step-son in his back garden when he fell on the slippery surface and broke his spine – paralysing himself from the chest down. The 42-year-old was due to marry fiancé Shelly Skinner in her dream ceremony – eloping to Gretna Green – just four weeks before his freak accident. But instead, the welder got married to mum-of-three Shelly, 39, in the garden at Salisbury Hospital in Wiltshire – with a disabled man in a wheelchair as the cake topper.