Mom split ‘like a banana’ after horror jet ski accident, report says

A 31-year-old mother is reportedly recovering in a Turkish hospital after undergoing two major operations this week to repair several internal organs that were damaged in a jet ski accident on her last day of vacation.

Ashleigh Donnelly said she was “split in two like a banana” on Monday after she fell off the water vehicle she was riding as a passenger and was blasted by the powerful jet.

PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: ASHLEIGH DONNELLY WITH HER SON LEE ON HOLIDAY IN TURKEY) A mum was ripped ‘inside out’ when she slipped off the back of a jet ski while on a family holiday - as her teenage son watched from the beach. Water pressure slammed into Ashleigh Donnelly, 31, at 20kmph and tore her ‘from front to back’ with injuries to her womb, bowels and bum. The force was so strong she compared it to being hit by concrete, and it left poor Ashleigh with a seven inch by four inch laceration. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 660 8596

The mom has reportedly undergone two major operations while hospitalized in Turkey, and is raising funds to transfer back to the U.K.

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Donnelly, who was vacationing with her husband and teenage son, was reportedly sucked underneath the jet ski while it was being driven by her son’s friend.

She said the blast “ripped her insides out.” In an interview with The Sun, family members claim they are unsure as to whether Donnelly will need a colostomy bag or if she will be able to have more children. They are also raising money to transfer the mother of five back to the U.K. for further medical treatment.

“Ashleigh is really in agony,” Stacie Kelley, Donnelly’s sister, told the news outlet. “She just wants to get back now for the children. She was joking about it to make people feel better but it’s horrendous what happened to her. Ashleigh is so lovely. She’s full of life and bubbly.”


Donnelly reportedly suffered an seven-inch tear from the blast that required hundreds of stitches.

“Hundreds of stitches later I am in intensive care but I’m stable,” she reportedly told family members. “I have another operation today… it’s going to be a very long road to recovery for me but I am alive and that’s all that matters, my babies still have a mom and my husband has his wife.”

Authorities with the foreign office in Marmaris told The Sun that they are investigating the incident.

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