During the UIM F2 World Championship race in Lithuania on Sunday, Finland’s Harri Lehti was taken out of the race by Team Abu Dhabi driver Mohamed Al Mehairbi.
Lehti spent over 2 minutes under water until divers could eventually free him from his cockpit.
Initial indications were very worrying for his family and spectators.
Fellow UIM F2 racer Mette Brandt Bjerknæs has been giving updates on Lehti’s progress in Kaunas University Hospital;
Harri was operated on for a spinal fracture today, which went well.
It will be a few more days before he can go back to Finland.
It’s great to be able to report that news, however, perhaps a review of Sunday’s rescue would now be in order?
Can ghouls be stopped at events using the rescue as as a ‘Facebook Live opportunity’ and did the winning team have to celebrate their victory next to the ambulance where Lehti was being worked on?