Chinese Boy in Critical Condition after Being Cut Up by Boat Propeller in Krabi
The Chinese victim, Le Yuheng, 18, is now at the intensive care unit of the Krabi hospital after an operation to save his life from serious cuts on the legs and right arm last night.
Hospital director Suphot Phukaoluan reported that he was still in coma and his survival would be a miracle, according to Thai Rath Online. Doctors are closely monitoring any improvement but there was little chance, the online news media reported.
Meanwhile Krabi police escorted the speedboat driver Narudol Tongdee, 20, to Krabi provincial for permission today to detain him for reckless driving.
Police said the driver switched on the engine to move backward as other tourists shouting the victim was swimming to the boat from the rear.
Narudol Tongdee claimed the boat anchor broke loose and was drifting to hit a nearby boat, so he started the engine to move it back to position, hitting the 18 year-old boy with the propellers.
Mr Yinchieng Sae Liew the Chinese guide who brought this tour group to Phi Phi Leh Island to swim, said the victim is among the tour group of 34 Chineses, including children, from Phuket to Phi Phi Island.
Sub Lt Suwan Tuamsri from Krabi Tourist Police said it is not yet know whether the speedboat driver Mr.Narudol Tongdee, will face any serious legal charges, police are investigating further.
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