NYC teacher, 23, breaks her back after plunging off a 150ft cliff while fleeing sex attacker in Thailand who she asked for directions. "Hannah Gavios, 23, from Bayside in New York, got lost on pitch-black Railay Beach in the resort of Krabi and went into a local tourist shop asking for help back to her hotel at a nearby bay on Thursday. A local worker offered to show her the way but instead led her into the jungle where they started climbing up a hilly path. While we were walking he grabbed me and was holding me down and trying to take off my clothes. 'I started punching him in the face and beating him up and biting off his ear. I was biting his ear so hard it almost came off. His ear was half torn off,' Ms Gavios said. 'He was in pain and asked me to stop, so we shook hands and he stopped but I was still nervous and he was still trying to harass me so there was no choice but to run. 'I started walking back to where I came from. Once there was distance between us I started running.' She fled but blindly ran off the edge of a cliff edge in the darkness. 'I hit my head a few times and landed with a big bump. I was screaming in pain. It was the most painful thing ever. 'I felt like a total vegetable. I felt completely vulnerable. I couldn't move anything.' 'He heard me screaming and moaning and he came down and climbed down the mountain and starting crying and praying. 'He got on top of me. He took of his pants and masturbated on me. 'I honestly didn't know what to do. I just had to remain calm. whenever I screamed he was choking me so I had to try to keep cool and stay friendly with him." 'As soon as it got lighter I started calling for help. He kept saying "no police no police",' Ms Gavios said. After a couple of hours Ruengvorn left but then returned later with other people who raised the alarm and Ms Gavios was rescued and taken to hospital.