The stepfather of the only Briton who was seriously injured in the Spanish train crash has told ITV News Central that he could not believe it when he saw a photograph of him being led away from the wreckage.
Robert Spencer says he was shocked to see Mark Woodward, from Mansfield, covered in blood with a ripped shirt.
A Mansfield man injured in the Spanish train crash broke his pelvis and ribs and suffered internal damage as he was thrown from where he was sitting, over the seat in front of him.
Mark Woodward, aged 38, now lives in Galicia, Spain, with his wife and son and was travelling on the ill-fated train when it derailed and crashed at high speed on Wednesday night.
He had to undergo surgery to remove his spleen and was treated in intensive care for his broken bones.
The full extent of his injuries emerged in an interview with his stepfather Robert Spencer, who said his wife - Mr Woodward's mother - had flown out to Spain as soon as she could after hearing the news.
He told the BBC he was "just glad" Mr Woodward's son was not with him at the time.
A total of 78 people were killed and 168 others injured in the crash.