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Chimp Attack Victim's Parents Call Son's Survival a "Miracle"

Andrew Oberle remains in critical condition

Friday, Jul 6, 2012  |  Updated 11:33 PM CDT
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The UTSA student injured in South Africa by chimpanzees is in critical but stable condition. His parents say it is a miracle he survived and are thanking doctors for saving his life.

Brian Curtis, NBC 5 News

The UTSA student injured in South Africa by chimpanzees is in critical but stable condition. His parents say it is a miracle he survived and are thanking doctors for saving his life.

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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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