Yoga Instructor Suffers Horrific Injuries in Monster Boat Crash

A British yoga instructor has said she is lucky to be alive after she was sliced ​​by a boat propeller while snorkeling in Mexico on a dream vacation with her husband.

Amor Armitage, 37, said it was a ‘miracle’ that she survived the horrific crash on December 17 while swimming in the azure waters off Cozumel, the exotic island renowned for its world class diving.

Armitage described the nightmarish ordeal on his website,

She said it all started when she was snorkeling and snorkeling while her husband, Chase, a movie stuntman who was working on an American film.

The yoga instructor said she decided to get back on the boat and was about to climb the ladder when the boat’s engine roared.

“When I hold on to the ladder, I take out a fin, the captain of the boat does not see me, I suddenly realize that the boat has started to move and I am unable to say anything, words are not just didn’t come out like frozen fear [sic] me,” Armitage wrote.

“Everything seems to be slowing down as I feel the boat’s propeller hitting my abdomen, my genitals and my legs, my body is heavy and I see the boat moving away from me, from my guts comes a visceral cry, asking for help. ‘help, the captain sees me, but I know I have to swim to the boat, so with cuts all over my body, I managed to swim to the ladder again,’ she continued .

British yoga instructor Amor Armitage, 37, and her husband, Chase.
Instagram / @yogablissipline

Armitage said the captain told her she had to “climb the ladder”, but she “looked down and saw me from the inside”.

“God had to hold me (through the push of stress hormones) that helped push me to the boat as my leg feels broken, my body feels crippled and I feel pain that’s out of this world,” she said.

Amor Armitage's bandaged legs
Armitage said a blood clot in her femoral artery likely stopped her from bleeding to death.
Facebook / Amor Armitage
Amor Armitage's leg injury after surgery
The yoga instructor underwent three surgeries and 10 blood transfusions.
Instagram / @yogablissipline

Armitage eventually returned to the boat, where she said her husband’s words and love kept her alive on the trip to the hospital.

“He did his best to keep me with him and I really feel that without my angel Chase I wouldn’t be here today,” she added.

But it was a blood clot that was the real miracle.

“It seems that during the accident I had a blood clot in my femoral artery which prevented me from losing too much blood both during transport to the hospital and during surgery,” revealed Armitage.

“Without it, I would have lost a lot of blood,” Armitage said.

Amor Armitage in his hospital bed
The freak accident happened while Armitage was swimming in the azure waters off Cozumel, the exotic island renowned for its world-class diving.
Facebook / Amor Armitage

The yoga instructor said she was also lucky that the helix didn’t reach any of her organs – and that she had an “extra artery”.

The extra blood vessel ‘allowed blood to flow through the whole leg and foot,’ she said, adding that ‘not everyone has this artery, so the doctors were really happy and so was I.’ .

Armitage underwent three surgeries and 10 blood transfusions after the horrific accident.

She described part of her inner thigh as “completely scrambled” and her quadriceps, tendons and shin bone as “severed”.

Armitage and her husband, Chase, on vacation
Armitage, seen here with husband Chase, said she has a long way to go to recover.
Facebook / Amor Armitage
Armitage and her husband, Chase, on vacation
A Just Giving page created to cover Armitage’s hospital bills has raised over $62,000 so far.
Facebook / Amor Armitage

On December 29, she gave an update in which she was still taking antibiotics, painkillers and “a lot of medication”.

She wrote that she had “cried a lot and smiled too”.

“I am at peace, fully accepting what happened and knowing the Universe has a divine plan for me through this,” she said.

Amor Armitage strikes a yoga pose
“A lover of life, of the Earth, of sacred wisdom…always a student of yoga, a seeker of inner truths,” Armitage describes herself on her yoga website.
Amor Armitage in yoga exercise
The yoga instructor said she was lucky the propeller didn’t hit any of her organs

Armitage said she should be ready to return to the UK at the start of this month, but “the road to recovery will be slow” and “hospital bills are huge”.

She added that the couple had no insurance during the ill-fated trip.

A Just Giving page has raised over £52,000 – around $62,000 – so far.


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