Antarctic researcher who 'snapped' and stabbed colleague in frenzy 'was driven mad living in confined space'
An Antarctic researcher 'snapped' after being 'driven mad by confined space' and stabbed his colleague in a frenzy, it has been reported. Engineer Sergey Savitsky, 55, is accused of stabbing welder Oleg Beloguzov, 52, in the chest. The alleged attack was in the canteen at Russian Antarctic station Bellingshausen on King George Island, part of the South Shetland Islands on the world’s remotest continent. The wounded man was evacuated to Chile, the nearest emergency hospital, with a knife injury to the chest. He is thought to be critically ill and fighting for his life. His heart was injured in the attack and he was admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital, it is reported. The alleged attacker was deported to Russia’s second city St Petersburg where he was immediately arrested and a criminal probe launched. Savitsky has admitted he stabbed his colleague but claimed he did not intend to kill him, reported Nevskie Novosti citing law enforcement sources. The attack was reported to have been on October 9. Source