23 Year Old American Woman Falls from Cliff trying to Escape Rapist in Krabi, Thailand
KRABI – A 23 year-old American woman was was badly injured in a 45-metre fall fall from a cliff at Ao Nang in Krabi after try to ecape a sexual attack from a 28 year old Thai Man.
Pol Lt Songpol Bunchai, a duty officer at the Ao Nang police station said the attacker of 23 year old Hannnah Michel Gavios tried molesting her twice, once at the top of the cliff and again after she fell onto the rocks below.
The second time, she bit his ear and he fled. He then called 191 to alert authorities that a tourist needed to be rescued.
Miss Gavios then endured a night of pain, trapped between rocks near the sea with a suspected broken back, before rescuers found her on Friday morning, according to the Bangkok Post.
Mr. Apai Ruengvorn, 28, of Wang Wiset district in Trang, was arrested on Friday after admitting that he became aroused and tried to molest the woman.
No charge have been filed as of yet, as police are waiting to question the victim,â€ Col Piyapong told the Phuket News.
Doctors report she suffered a broken lower back and nerve damage requiring urgent surgery, she was transferred to Bangkok Hospital Phuket where she underwent surgery Friday night.
Doctors reportedly said the surgery went well but the woman still reported numbness in her legs.
Authorities notified the US Embassy, which contacted the hospital and arranged for the victim to be transferred to Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok. Her current condition is not known.
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