อยากให้อ่านเรื่องราวของเด็กผู้หญิงวัยรุ่นคนหนึ่งที่ได้รับอุบิติเหตุที่ภูเก็ต ในที่สุดพ่อแม่ชาวออสเตรเลียได้ตัดสินมอบอวัยวะ หลังจากแพทย์ระบุว่าเธอสมองตาย
Freak yacht crash kills
By Ben Langford
February 24, 2009 12:01am
Ali van Os, 16, who was fatally injured when a huge "superyacht" surged into a wharf where she was standing,
was yesterday remembered as a beautiful and entrancing girl.
Her parents, Darwin author Joanne van Os and her husband, barrister Lex Silvester, had to make the heartbreaking
decision to turn off Ali's life support system at 6pm last night.
Family friend Terri Robson yesterday said the family were "very upset" but they wanted to thank friends in the
Territory for their support over the past week.
She said Ali was an "amazing young woman".
"Ali's just one of those people that's just so engaging," she said. "People were entranced by her."
The incident happened at Yacht Haven marina on the north of
Ali had been with her parents on a friend's boat when the yacht sailed in and she rushed over to have a closer look as it was tied up.
It is believed the yacht surged forward into the wharf and Ali was hit in the head by a 10cm wide mooring rope known as a hawser.
Thai authorities are investigating the incident.
Ali was rushed to
but she had lost a lot of blood and tests showed her brain was not functioning.
Another friend said that Ali and her family had received "excellent" treatment from the hospital, officials and authorities.
Ms Robson said many family members had rushed to
"Jo said that she's comfortable," she said. "She's not feeling any pain - the pain is obviously with her family and friends."
Ms van Os is a well-known author, famous for her children's book Brumby Plains and her memoir Outback Heart.
Mr Silvester is a prominent barrister in