Doctors Lauded After Chimp Attack

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The parents of the American student mauled
by two chimps in South Africa last week called their son's survival
a "miracle" and thanked doctors for their work.

The statement on Friday said Andrew Oberle was stable but
remains in critical condition.

A hospital spokeswoman Martina Nicholson told The Associated
Press the hospital will not release any information about the
victim. His parents say they might release further statements.

Oberle was transferred to a Johannesburg hospital on Thursday
after being treated in eastern South Africa where he was injured
June 28.

Oberle was mauled by two adult chimps in a South African chimp
sanctuary where he was doing research. A state investigator says
Oberle lost fingers and sustained head and other injuries.


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