'Mum collapsed' after learning what happened to son on Bali Schoolies trip

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.

Phillip Rankin with his son Lawson, 18. Source: Nine News

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.”

The teen has been unconscious for almost a week. Source: GoFundMe/ Help bring Lawson home to continue his recovery

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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