Aussie’s terrifying wish in Bali before he’s ‘stolen’ in the street and left for dead – as doctors fear he may never walk again
- Perth man Lachie Hunt is in hospital after he was attacked in Bali earlier this week
- He regularly shared photos of himself vacationing in Indonesia island
- In one of the photos, Mr. Hunt wrote that he dreams of moving to Bali indefinitely
- Mr. Hunt has a broken leg and has a cerebral hemorrhage, a possible fracture of the spine
A young Australian with horrific injuries after being brutally mugged in Bali dreamed of moving to the Indonesian island and making it his home.
Perth man Lachie Hunt was attacked in the tourist hotspot earlier this week and is recovering at Kota BIMC Hospital with a broken leg, brain haemorrhage and suspected spinal fracture.
Doctors fear Mr Hunt will not be able to move because of the damage he sustained to his back with his mum, Melissa Hunt, flying from Western Australia to be at her son’s bedside.
Before the terror attack, Mr. Hunt was a regular on Bali, posting numerous snaps of himself at luxury resorts dotted around the paradise island on his social media accounts.
In a post from October – just three months ago – Mr Hunt revealed his hopes of moving to Bali permanently.
Perth man Lachie Hunt said he wanted to move to Bali just weeks before he was brutally attacked
Mr. Hunt is recovering in hospital after being mugged while on vacation in Bali. He suffers a possible fractured spine and a broken leg
“One day I will call this place home…,” he wrote alongside a photo of himself walking down a busy street in Kota.
Another shot from a trip to Bali in October showed Mr Hunt soaking up the sun at the resort’s pool.
“The best time away with the best company,” he wrote.
A few years ago, he posted a photo of himself sipping a cocktail at the famous Mrs Sippy pool club in Seminyak.
“I miss this place already,” he wrote.
Mr Hunt regularly shared snaps of himself living in Bali on his social media accounts
A recent photo Mr Hunt shared on Instagram was also a shot from Bali, showing him and a colleague enjoying a drink on a lounge at a beach club.
The last photo Mr Hunt shared on Instagram was also one from Bali, showing him and his companion enjoying a drink in a lounge at a beach club.
BIMC nursing staff confirmed they spoke to Mr Hunt and his mother after he woke up on Saturday morning.
His friend, Jarad Visser, has now set it up GoFundMe to cover his friend’s hospital bills, with a photograph showing a bandaged Mr. Hunt with a neck brace as he lay in bed.
He wrote, “He seems so well robbed and beaten, he can’t remember much.”
Mr. Hunt has traveled to Bali several times in recent years
‘It’s pretty banged up in every way.’ He is in a hospital in BIMC Bali and is getting the best care but better care is very expensive. So asking if you are in any way able to help to dig deeper into it would be helpful and mean a lot to the family.
“I am in contact with his mother, Mel, and she is there taking good care of him and his injuries are a possible broken back and he has a brain haemorrhage.”
More than $20,000 has been donated to date.
A GoFundMe was set up to raise money to cover Mr. Hunt’s hospital bills