Balcony Fall Tourist George Stephenson Now In Critical Condition
George Stephenson, a 22-year-old British tourist fell from the third-floor balcony of the Mare Nostrum Hotel in Playa d’en Bossa on Tuesday 1st October.
He suffered multiple injuries from the fall including a cranial fracture, fractures to the face and jaw and broken bones in his hands, wrists ankle and foot. George was also found to have sustained brain injuries and a damaged spine.
Soon after admission to the Nuestra Señora del Rosario clinic, he was placed in an induced coma in critical condition.
Plans had been made to return George to the UK in an air ambulance on Sunday 20th October however the transfer has not been possible as doctors have detected an air bubble in his brain.
The bubble appeared after surgery to remove a blood clot in the brain and doctors at the clinic have said the transfer should be suspended until they can verify the air bubble has disappeared.
The young man remains in an induced coma from which is he awoken twice a day, however, his mother Marion said that “when he wakes from his coma, he gets agitated because he doesn’t understand why he is hospitalised”.
The family are concerned as to whether his insurance will cover the full cost of repatriation and so have started a supplementary fundraising campaign which stands at just under 20,000 pounds.
Speaking to the UK press, from their Canvey Island home, Georges mother said, “he is communicating a bit with us and can open his eyes and squeeze my hand”. In relation to the insurance and fundraising, she added “we are unsure if our insurance will cover the costs to get him home and I have signed a disclaimer to say we will cover the costs. The support has been phenomenal, I can’t say thank you enough and to everyone personally, it means so much.”
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