British teenager, 19, fights for life after being attacked by two other UK tourists as they disembarked from Greek party boat
- The victim, 19, was pushed to the ground by his attackers and cracked his head
- It came after an argument following a party boat tour of the island of Zakynthos
- He was assaulted by two fellow British holidaymakers and is now in critical care
- Medical staff were forced to intubate him as he was unable to breathe on his own
- His attackers were arrested by the coastguard and are detained at Port Authority
A British tourist is in a critical condition with severe head injuries after he was hurled to the floor by a pair of fellow Brits following a party boat excursion in Greece yesterday evening.
The victim, 19, was pushed to the ground by his attackers and cracked his head after the trio got into an argument upon returning to port from a boat tour of popular resort island Zakynthos.
It is unknown what sparked the confrontation, but the unnamed Brit suffered life threatening head injuries in the attack and is currently in the ICU wing of Zakynthos General Hospital.
Doctors want to transfer the teen to Piraeus’ Tzanio Hospital in mainland Greece for further care but are working to ensure his condition is stabilised before he is moved.
The two men involved in the incident were arrested by the Greek coastguard and are currently being held in the Port Authority’s detention facilities.
The victim, 19, was pushed to the ground by his attackers and cracked his head after the trio got into an argument when they returned to port from a boat tour of popular resort island Zakynthos (pictured)
It is as yet unknown whether the teen sustained such severe head injuries as a direct result of the fall, or whether he was subsequently beaten by the pair of holidaymakers.
But the 19-year-old’s condition was so severe that he was rendered unable to breathe on his own and was intubated by medical staff.
The shocking attack comes just days after another British tourist was found dead on his sunbed at the popular Stalida beach on the Greek island of Crete.
The 54-year-old man, who was pronounced dead after being rushed to Heraklion University Hospital, was discovered around 8pm on Saturday night by bathers at the beach in the municipality of Hersonissos.
They became suspicious after the man, who had seemingly been sunbathing on the shore, had remained still in the sun for hours without reprieve.
The man was discovered on Stalida beach (pictured), part of the northern municipality of Hersonissos on the island of Crete
The 54-year-old man, who was pronounced dead after being rushed to Heraklion University Hospital (pictured), was discovered around 8pm on Saturday night by bathers at the popular Stalida beach
Upon further inspection the bathers realised the Brit was unconscious and raised the alarm.
Emergency services rushed to the scene where bathers were performing CPR in an attempt to revive the man, to no avail.
The man’s identity has not yet been revealed, and his body is scheduled to undergo a post-mortem examination to determine the cause of his death.
An FCDO spokesperson told the MailOnline: ‘We are supporting the family of a British man who has died in Crete,’ but declined to give any further information on the case.
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