An Australian man has spoken of being slashed across the chest as he tried to rescue a fellow Australian who had been stabbed in the stomach during a brawl in a Bali nightclub.
Jake Benjamin Whitehead returned to Australia on Saturday morning after boarding a flight from Bali late the night before.
21-year-old man from Newcastle needed 20 stitches after intervening in a
five-man brawl between locals at the Bounty Discotheque, near Kuta
Beach, in the early hours of Friday.
"A Balinese guy with a
knife's come and sort of had a go at me and as I stepped back he sliced
straight down there," he told the Nine Network on Saturday.
"There was a guy near me getting beaten pretty badly so I've pulled his attacker off.
"Once the adrenalin wore off, it sort of started to hit home."
the room, 26-year-old Melbourne father of two Chris Mete was stabbed in
the stomach, with the blade piercing his small intestine.
His wife, Mandy Mete, described the incident as a "big mix-up".
"Wrong place at the wrong time," she told the Nine Network.
Mr Mete is in the intensive care unit at Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar, in a serious but stable condition.
"He's in the ICU for another two or three days and we'll see from there," Mrs Mete said.
His parents Tony and Ruth have flown from Melbourne to be by his side.
"We're worried, yes, we're very worried," Tony Mete said.
Ruth Mete added: "Yesterday was the worst; we were just beside ourselves."
said the fight broke out about 2am (0500 AEDT) after the alleged
attacker spilled a drink that belonged to one of the victims.
was asked to replace the drink but then he got angry and there was a
fight between the perpetrator and the victims," Bali Police spokesman
Hariadi said late on Friday.
The Nine Network said the scuffle started over a cigarette.
Indonesian police are reviewing the club's security footage.
Earlier, Mrs Mete told reporters her husband was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"My husband was stabbed by accident," she told reporters outside the hospital on Saturday.
Whitehead was treated initially at the Bali International Medical
Centre in Kuta but left the facility about 4.30pm local time on Friday.
[Source : http://au.news.yahoo]