Wednesday 17 August 2022 02:55 PM Chicago mother, 34, faces have BOTH her legs amputated after her feet were ... trends now
A Chicago mother of two is scheduled to have both of her legs amputated after she was sucked underneath a 37-foot yacht, and her feet were severed by the boat's propellers.
Lana Batochir, 34, and her husband were reuniting with their friends at a popular boating section of Lake Michigan Saturday afternoon when the eight-person inflatable raft they were on got sucked underneath a reversing yacht.
Authorities say the captain of the boat was trying to anchor down when the crane malfunctioned, according to CBS Chicago.
Another woman on the raft, who has not been named, suffered lacerations to her hands.
Both she and Batochir were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the aftermath, where Batochir is scheduled to undergo amputations to both of her legs and get prosthetics.
She has since set up a GoFundMe to help her pay for her medical expenses as well as the rehabilitation she will need following the surgery as she is an immigrant from Mongolia and does not have medical insurance in the United States.
Lana Batochir, 34, faces having both of her legs amputated after the raft she was on Saturday was sucked underneath a 37-foot yacht and the propellers severed her legs
The Chicago mother of two, left, and her husband were meeting up with friends at a popular boating area on Lake Michigan when the tragedy occurred. She wrote in a GoFundMe for her medical expenses that her husband saved her life
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In the online fundraiser, Batochir, described the horrific moment she was sucked underneath La AquaVida.
She said she was on the eight-person raft connected to a boat Saturday afternoon when 'a reckless boat driver reversed into our inflatable raft at full throttle, destroying everything in its way.
'Everything happened so fast,' she wrote. 'We were all under his boat within seconds.
'The boat's propeller struck me, leaving me with unimaginable pain. I thought I was dying.
'I fought for my life for seconds, which felt like minutes,' she recounted, and 'as soon as I had my head above water, at a distance, I saw my husband's eyes searching for me in panic.
'I would never forget his look of pain,' Batochir continued. 'We connected eyes, but I couldn't stay up. I truly began to drown. I felt