Ap­peal for badly in­jured diver

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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.

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