Two brothers enjoying their day off at a beach in Colombia were nearly killed when a speedboat crashed into the inflatable tube they were riding on.
Julián Casasbuenas, 54, traveled from Bogota to the Caribbean coastal city of Cartagena to spend his vacation with Mauricio Casasbuenas.
The pair were sitting on a small rubber raft as they were being tugged along the waters of Isla Barú on Tuesday when a speedboat suddenly struck them head-on, according to cellphone video footage.
Speaking from his clinic bed, Julián told Colombian television network RCN that the speedboat was being operated by a teenager and immediately fled the scene following the near fatal accident.
‘No one responds in this city. No one knows what happened. Nobody knows,’ he said.
‘There is no police. There is no port authority. There is absolutely nothing. No one answers.’
Julián suffered a fractured jaw and broke several teeth. He also had injuries to his left arm and leg. Mauricio injured a leg and a hand.
Both siblings were released later in the day.