British 19-year-old ‘could be left paralysed’ after hitting his head while diving into Magaluf swimming pool
- 19-year-old was on a night out with friends in Magaluf when he injured himself
- Dived into shallow end of beach club pool, leaving him with ‘serious’ neck injury
- Medics rushed him to hospital, as local reports suggested he could be paralysed
- Briton arrived in notorious party resort just hours before accident happened
A British teenager may have been paralysed after he hit his head on the bottom of a swimming pool during the first hours of his holiday in Spain.
The 19-year-old injured himself while diving head-first into a shallow pool at the Oceans Beach Club during a night out in Magaluf around 1.30am Tuesday.
Paramedics rushed to the scene to treat the man for a spinal injury and head wound, before unconfirmed local reports suggested he may have been paralysed.
A 19-year-old Briton may be paralysed after diving head-first into a shallow pool (pictured) just hours into a holiday in the Spanish party resort of Magaluf
It is thought the part of the pool he jumped into was only a foot and a half deep.
His condition when he was taken to Son Espases Hospital in the island capital Palma was described as ‘serious.’
Civil Guard officers are probing the incident.
On May 12 a 34-year-old British tourist plunged to his death from the seventh-floor of his hotel in the Majorcan party resort of Magaluf.
Witnesses filmed his fall after spotting him risking his life pacing up and down a narrow ledge on the outside of his balcony at the four-star Melia South Beach Hotel.
Police said he had been drinking before the 8.30am plunge and sources said he may have taken drugs.
Later the same day a Dutch tourist died after hurling himself off a cliff in a tombstoning stunt in front of his partner and two children.
He was later named as a former footballer called Mourad Lambrabatte.
A post-mortem revealed he had drowned in a state of semi-consciousness after hitting the water.
At the start of May a 50-year-old Irish tourist was rushed to hospital in a ‘serious’ condition after falling from a second-floor apartment in Santa Ponsa near Magaluf.
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