An unusual emergency has an Italian family on tenterhooks. A 12-year-old tourist has been hospitalized without mobility in the lower extremities since October 20th, after allegedly being attacked by a stingray.
The story was compiled by the Bolognese newspaper Il Resto del Carlino with several publications made between November 12th and 13th.
It all happened at Mina Beach, Guanacaste, when the child bathed in the sea with his parents and his brother. Apparently, at a certain moment in the water, he was attacked by a stingray that stung him in the neck. Immediately, between shouts and requests for help, he lost mobility.
The Italian diplomatic authorities coordinate the possibility of taking the tourists back home on a humanitarian flight.
He is hospitalized in the pediatric hospital of the capital, San José. Family members contacted the Department of Spine Surgery at Maggiore Hospital in Bologna, which specializes in this type of trauma and where one of the best poison centers in the country is located. The director said he was ready to welcome the child to also perform a very long cycle of physiotherapy,”
said the publication of the Italian media.
According to a specialist consulted by that newspaper, the tail of the stingray would have acted as a kind of spearhead to generate a typical injury from a fall or firearm impacts.