Yazmin Oukhellou reveals moment she tried to save boyfriend Jake McLean's life after car crash that killed him | The Sun

YAZMIN Oukhellou has told how she tried to save her boyfriend Jake McLean’s life after the car they were in plunged off a cliff in Turkey.

The Towie star, 28, desperately tried to wake the 33-year-old while attempting to honk the horn for attention, before breaking her own arm to escape the car and scrambling to get help.


Even once she had got to safety, heroic Yazmin’s main concern was getting back to Jake and despite heavily bleeding, she climbed back down the cliff and again tried to rouse Jake.

She continued trying save her partner once the ambulance arrived, revealing: “They were helping me. I was like, ‘Please can you just help him’ and they were like, ‘We just need to take him to another hospital.’

Yazmin had nodded off after partying with friends and woke to find their Mercedes plunging 70ft from a mountain road in Turkey.

She said: “We were just tumbling for what seemed like forever. It felt like I was going round in a washing machine — just round and round.

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“Then eventually it stopped and my right arm was jammed.

“The car was upside down. It had an open sunroof and my right arm was just stuck behind my back and under the folded back of the car roof.”

Desperate to get help, heroic Yazmin revealed: “I tried to honk the horn with my foot and I couldn’t do.”

Yazmin did not know it at the time, but the crash had opened an artery. She said: “I could just feel my arm absolutely covered in blood. It was like I was lying in a hot bath, there was so much around me.

“At the same time I was trying to wake up Jake.

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“In my head I told myself, ‘OK, he’s just unconscious, I’m alive so he must be alive’.

“I didn’t want to admit it to myself that he could be dead.

“So I thought, ‘Right, I can either lay still and bleed to death, or snap my own arm to try to save us — I had no choice.

“So I somehow snapped my arm through pure adrenaline and panic. I climbed out of the car, and I was kind of holding my arm together with my left hand.

“I ran up to the top of the bank, I was screaming for help and then all of a sudden I saw a flashlight.

“I half thought, ‘Oh my God, am I hallucinating,’ because we were in the middle of nowhere. I thought I was seeing the light and I was dying. I just don’t know how I did it. I think it was just pure adrenaline, I barely thought.”

Yazmin added: “There was a man walking his dog and then he ran over. He took his top off for me and I wrapped it around my arm.

“Then I was like, ‘Don’t worry about me — let’s get down to my boyfriend, my boyfriend is down there.

“I climbed back down and tried to check his pulse but I couldn’t feel anything and then the ambulance came.

“They were helping me. I was like, ‘Please can you just help him’ and they were like, ‘We just need to take him to another hospital.’

“I think they knew, but for me even now I still feel like it’s not real. I still feel like I’m just waiting to wake up from a nightmare and it’s just something that never happens.”

Jake was declared dead while she was raced to hospital.

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