According to a report on the Unit Clothing Facebook page, Australian BMX dirt rider Dane Searls' condition "has improved very slightly," since the Giants of Dirt creator was hospitalized Sunday night for head and neck trauma after falling from a balcony.
Unit Riders teammate and Olympic BMX hopeful Caroline Buchanan wrote via Twitter on Wednesday that Searls had "squeezed his cousin's hand. He is off the drugs, on life support still. His jaw moved, legs twitched. Dane is fighting!"
Searls remains in critical condition after he apparently tried to jump into a swimming pool at Surfers Paradise night club Billy's Beach House on Sunday night. Searls' main sponsor, Unit Clothing, has setup a donation fund, which they donated $10,000 to on Wednesday, and are offering Dane Searls posters for sale, with all proceeds going to Searls' donation fund, on the Unit Clothing website.
Unit also asked friends on Facebook to use a Dane Searls profile pic to "show support."
BMX professionals from across the globe pledged their support to Searls, the mastermind behind the Giants of Dirt BMX dirt jumping project, which featured some of the world's largest, successive dirt jumps along the Gold Coast in Australia.
"I'm thinking about my mate Dane who's fighting for his life in a coma. Be strong mate. I know you got a lot of fight in you," said fellow Australian dirt jumper Corey Bohan.
Unit Clothing team manager Ryan Guettler added, "Dane you can sleep as long as you want but just make sure you come back to us!!! We miss you pal."