7 ops, 1 skin graft for 9-month-old hurt in boat blaze

Baby Reagan when he was first admitted to hospital after the March 22 incident at the ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove. He and his father Alvis Thor, mother, three-year-old sister and two domestic helpers were on a boat when it caught fire. Mr Tho
Baby Reagan when he was first admitted to hospital after the March 22 incident at the ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove. He and his father Alvis Thor, mother, three-year-old sister and two domestic helpers were on a boat when it caught fire. Mr Thor describes the incident as a "nightmare", but is grateful that all of them survived.PHOTO: ALVIS THOR

Dad says baby, who suffered second-to third-degree burns to his head, face and limbs, may need more surgery

A nine-month-old baby who was on a boat that burst into flames, and suffered burns so severe that he looked like a "black ball" to his mother, has undergone seven operations and one skin graft in the past three weeks.

The baby's father, Mr Alvis Thor, 37, told The Straits Times yesterday that Reagan may have to undergo more surgery, depending on how well he responds to treatment.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 14, 2018, with the headline '7 ops, 1 skin graft for 9-month-old hurt in boat blaze'. Print Edition | Subscribe