A former Royal Marine has cheated death 10 times, survived being stabbed, set on fire, carjacked, a serious bicycle accident and a defective parachute.
Wes Grant, 37, was shot at by the Taliban during two voyages through Afghanistan and by pirates during his service at sea, and also suffered a stroke.
The tough guy has also served as a close protection officer and has been security for A-list celebrities as well as members of the royal family.
Regarding himself as a ‘happy’ man, Mr. Grant is now a world bodybuilder champion and lives in Plymouth with his wife and two children.
He commented: ‘I certainly agree that I have been lucky and hope it stays that way. I have had many close calls and escaped death many times.
Wes Grant (photo) was shot at by the Taliban during two voyages through Afghanistan and by pirates during his service at sea, and also suffered a stroke
‘I am a survivor and although things have not always gone smoothly, I am still there.
“My wife Holly is my absolute rock and she has turned gray because of my lifestyle. But what happens in my life, the new has just become normal. “
The catalog of near-accidents of the former Navy started when he grew up in Apartheid in South Africa, when he was “scraped off the asphalt” in a bicycle accident.
At the age of 16 he was injured in a field fire during a rowing holiday at a school camp that “melted” his feet and forced him to learn to walk again.
A year later, Mr. Grant, he emptied a can of deodorant into a dressing room and a back trip unintentionally set his entire face on fire.
The catalog of the former Navy of near-accidents started when he grew up in Apartheid South Africa, when he was ‘scraped off the asphalt’ in a bicycle accident (depicted as a child)
At the age of 16 he was injured in a field fire during a rowing holiday at school camp, which “melted” his feet and forced him to learn to walk again
At the Royal Marines in 2006 with just £ 100 in his pocket, his close encounters with death escalated, including being shot at by the Taliban
More lives than a cat: Wes Grant’s many brushes with death
Wes Grant depicted as a Royal Marine
- As a schoolboy, he survived a bicycle accident when disabled by steering wheel and left in the road;
- Age 16, he survived a field fire through which he learned to walk again;
- Age 17 set a can of deodorant on fire – burning his whole face.
- He was between 18 and 24 shot, survived a stabbing during an auto jackingand set itself on fire while handling a flame thrower.
Moving to the UK:
- On Herrick 9 and Herrick 14 he was shot at by the Taliban;
- In 2013 he has suffered a stroke and a heart attack. Doctors gave him a 50 percent chance of survival;
- He was in 2014 shot at by pirates.
In South Africa, he also survived an almost fatal stabbing with an Allen key during an auto jacking, and set himself on fire while handling a flame thrower.
At the Royal Marines in 2006 with just £ 100 in his pocket, his close encounters with death escalated, including shooting at the Taliban.
During the two tours through the province of Helmand, tough guy Grant commented: “You have been trained to be this fighting machine.
“The first was a fairly tough tour.
“I remember being in a post during my first contact and the area was covered with bullet holes just below me. The second tour focused more on training and coaching of Afghan troops, but there were still injuries and deaths. “
As a marine, he suffered a heart attack stroke and was temporarily blinded. At the time, doctors gave him a 50 percent chance of survival.
Returning to his unit after treatment at Derriford Hospital, where he met his future wife, Mr. Grant almost killed while skydiving.
He explained: ‘I returned to the unit and was an adventurous training instructor at the airport the last year of my career.
“I was actually part of the Air Diving Instructor Team – and probably made about 260 jumps. On one occasion there was a parachute failure when I broke two of the 900lbs breaking deformation lines.
“That could have ended disastrous.”
After leaving the army in 2013, he joined as a maritime security sector that protected ships and cargo from attacking pirates shooting at him.
Now he is a bodybuilder champion, with a universe championship, world championship title, and a British championship title all to his name.
Grant is now a bodybuilder champion, with a universe championship, world championship title, and a British championship title all to his name, and lives in Plymouth
Tough guy Mr. Grant is pictured here on his wedding day with his bride Holly
He commented: ‘I certainly agree that I have been lucky and hope it stays that way. I have had many close phone calls and have often escaped death ‘(pictured with his family)