Adam Fryer, of Conwy, sustained a serious head injury as he made his way to his hotel during a party with colleagues from the Norman community of Fécamp in the early hours of June 10.
The family of the 35-year-old man, alerted to what had happened by colleagues from the offshore wind farm where he worked, flew to the Rouen University Hospital to be at his bedside.
READ MORE: Biker fights for life after Anglesey crash
They confirmed on Friday that the professional diver is now out of a coma and called out the names of his beloved nieces and nephews.
Speaking to North Wales Live, they said: “Adam is out of a coma and out of the ventilator now.
“He has a long way to go with rehabilitation, surgery and recovery, but our prayers have been answered so far and we are extremely grateful to all the medical staff, including the firefighters in France for saving his life. life.
“We had so much love and support from everyone around the house.
“It’s heartwarming to know how well regarded Adam is in his hometown of Conwy after his efforts to raise so much money and awareness for charity.”
Each North Wales Live newsletter delivers the latest breaking news, events and hottest talking points straight to your inbox.
For more information on how to subscribe, click here.
Adam is well known in Conwy and the region for his fundraising efforts.
In 2017, he completed the infamous Marathon des Sables – considered the ‘toughest race in the world’ – raising over £ 10,000 for the Ty Gobaith children’s hospice.
Among those who sent messages of support was former Everton captain Kevin Ratcliffe, who sent a video message.
In the 30-second video, he said, “Adam, I’m sorry to hear about your accident, but I hope you will recover much faster.
“We know you are a fighter, so make sure you fight to the end.
“It is very, very important that you do not give up.
“Of all the blues, we wish you a speedy recovery. “
French police continue to call for information on the incident, which occurred on rue Gustave-Couturier at around 1:40 a.m., claiming that Mr. Fryer could have been struck by a gray Renault Clio.
You can send your best wishes to Adam and his family using the comments section below.