BANGKOK: Australian Antonio Scognamiglio, 19, who was involved in a jet-ski collision off Patong Beach on November 23, is recovering in intensive care after undergoing brain surgery at Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok.
Mr Scognamiglio sustained his injuries when a fellow jet-ski rider crashed into him. He was rushed unconscious to Patong Hospital where his heart stopped. Staff managed to revive him and he was later transferred to Bangkok Phuket Hospital, then to Bangkok’s Bumrungrad Hospital.
A police investigation revealed that 20-year-old William Forest, also of Australia, crashed his jet-ski into his friend in a moment of high spirits.
Pol Maj Sophon Borrirak of Kathu Police explained to the Gazette yesterday that Mr Forest was charged with negligence causing grievous bodily harm. The maximum sentence for this act is imprisonment not exceeding three years or a fine not exceeding 6,000 baht, or both.
Bumrungrad Hospital has not disclosed details of Mr Scognamiglio’s condition following his father’s request for privacy.
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