Shot cruise passengers arrive home

//Shot cruise passengers arrive home

A 72-year-old cruise passenger shot during a visit to Barbados last month returned home this week with a bullet still lodged in his leg.
But Philip Prior and his wife Ann, 59, say they have not been deterred from travelling and are already looking at plans for a trip to Australia.
The Priors, from Suffolk, were on a three-month cruise aboard P&O’s Adonia when they were attacked during a day visit to Bridgetown. They were returning to the ship from a Commonwealth Day service in the capital’s St Michael’s Cathedral.
Robbers stole Mrs Prior’s bag during the attack. She was treated in hospital for two days after being shot in the right leg. Her husband, who was kept in for three days, told the East Anglian Daily Times: ” I heard my wife shout and turned immediately. Within seconds I felt a pain in my groin and saw that she was clearly injured and bleeding profusely. Two or three people came to our aid and hailed passing cars to contact the emergency services.”
“I still have a .22 bullet in my right thigh. My GP said he would have to make enquiries as it’s not something often come across in rural Suffolk. It hasn’t put us off travelling. These things happen – we just didn’t expect it to happen to us. There isn’t a place in the world where tourist aren’t affected by some adverse situation.
“We hope to be able to continue holiday-making and have plans in mind to go to Australia.”
After being released from hospital, the couple took up a generous offer from a benefactor who arranged to have them flown to St Kitts to rejoin Adonia.
Mr Prior added: “My wife doesn’t like travelling by air and we didn’t want to fly back before recuperating.”
Royal Barbados Police have charged two men in connection with the armed robbery.

By | 2015-04-10T14:58:05+00:00 5 April 2013|Cruise News|0 Comments

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