The incident occurred last week (26 June) on the second day of an annual dive-trip organised by Jake Bury from Huntingtown, Maryland for his students. Bury was described as having been sucked in by the wash from the propeller.

He received first aid at the scene after being recovered to the boat and later emergency surgery at a hospital in Jeddah, where his right leg had to be amputated at the knee.

Bury was moving around on his own within three days of the incident and has now been discharged from hospital and returned to his home in Dhahran.

As the teacher is not covered by US medical insurance, a crowdfunding campaign has been set up by his family to help pay for his medical costs. It had already raised US $183,000 of the $250,000 target figure within six days, through donations from some 800 people.

The GoFundMe page is here 

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