Scuba-diving dad left fighting for life after being hit by boat’s propeller in Egypt

Posted: 02/07/2012 in all marine news

Men Media – 

A dad-of-two has told how he was left fighting for life after being sucked into a boat propeller on a dream diving holiday in Egypt.

Maurice Abrahams suffered horrific injuries in the accident – and only avoided decapation because the blades were blocked by his oxygen tank.

The 48-year-old was trapped under the propeller for an agonising 30 seconds as the water around him filled with blood.

Reliving the terrifying ordeal, he told the the M.E.N.: “It felt like a lifetime.

“The pain was indescribable and I thought I was definitely going to die.

My mask was ripped off and I was actually screaming under the water.”

Maurice was rushed to hospital after losing huge amounts of blood from cuts to his legs and broken bones, including his hip and pelvis.

Doctors had to appeal for blood from the other guests at the hotel where he was was staying in the resort of El Gouna to save him.

He spent three days fighting for life and spent weeks in hospital before finally being allowed home.

His broken bones have been pieced back together with metal pins but he faces months of physiotherapy to help him learn to walk again and is still in constant pain.

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