Appeal for badly injured diver
A heart-felt Gofundme appeal has been set up for a 29-year-old diving enthusiast from Weymouth, Dorset, who is recovering in hospital after having one leg amputated and one leg re-built after a horrific boat accident in Mexico this summer. Yasmin Guler was working in Mexico as a Divemaster when in June this year, a motorboat accidently reversed into her in the water and mangled her legs in the propellers. Her best friend Steph Geran (also from Weymouth) said: “It was the stuff of nightmares. She should have died given how much damage had been caused to her legs and the severe blood loss. But Yas is tough and stubborn and she found the strength to pull through in what can only be described as a miracle. “After a short stint in a Mexican hospital, Yasmin was flown back to the UK. First to Southampton and then Salisbury, and has since been through nine operations including having her left leg amputated above the knee and her right leg pieced back together with metal work and a skin graft from her tummy. “I wanted to do something to help, so that’s why I set up this Gofundme page to help financially aid Yas’s recovery and ultimately help get her back on her feet, so to speak!” Yasmin was an out-going, outdoorsy girl before the accident and enjoyed a busy social life, including hiking and horse-riding. But her biggest passion was diving. She went to Portsmouth to study and achieved her dream of gaining a PHD in Marine Biology and then 18 months ago, moved to Mexico to work as a Divemaster, which she described as ‘living the dream in paradise’. Just a few days before Yasmin was due to return to the UK for a month’s holiday, she was involved in the horrific accident. To donate, visit: www.gofundme. com/2jad93dv.