The dad of a teen injured in Bali while celebrating Schoolies said his wife collapsed on learning what had happened to their son.
Lawson Rankin, 18, was on a scooter chasing a thief who stole his friend’s phone on Saturday when he crashed into a drain, according to a statement released on his family’s behalf.
He was found unconscious, face-down and drowning in the sewer with a split helmet and cuts to his head.
The teen remains in a critical condition.
Mr Rankin’s dad Phillip, based in Newcastle, told Nine News he received a call about his son at 4am.
He then got on a flight from Sydney at 9.30am.
“Mum collapsed,” Mr Rankin said.
“You want him to pass the footy again, to stand up and (he’s) a pretty good dancer.”
According to a GoFundMe page, the teen still remains unconscious after six days.
It’s not known when he will regain consciousness or be able to fly.
But his dad is adamant the 18-year-old will be OK and told Nine News his son “is a fighter”.
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