Brit feared paralyzed after Ibiza pool accident

Brit feared paralyzed after Ibiza pool accident
The Ibiza resort of Cala Tarida where the man was injured. File photo: Jose A/Flickr
A 20-year-old man from the UK has been seriously injured after smashing his head against the bottom of a swimming pool in Ibiza on Monday, with doctors fearing he may be paralyzed.

The man was airlifted to Majorca's Son Espases hospital after the accident at Ibiza's Cala Tarida resort, local daily Diario de Mallorca reported.

He was injured when he dived into a pool with a depth of just 1.3 metres (4 feet), the paper said.

The Brit, who hasn't been named, had allegedly been drinking with friends before the accident.

He was suffering "symptoms of paraplegia", Spanish news agency Efe reported on Tuesday.

Recently a 19-year-old Scottish man was seriously injured after he fell from a third-storey balcony in the Majorcan town of Magaluf.

In another incident, a Dane died in another hotel fall, also in Majorca.


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