Magaluf pool dive victim in serious condition with life-altering injuries

The British teenager who was rushed to intensive care after diving headfirst into a swimming pool while on holiday in Magaluf is being treated for life-changing injuries. The 19-year-old victim remains in serious condition following the incident on the holiday island of Mallorca in the early hours of Tuesday.

The unnamed youngster has been confirmed to have suffered serious spinal injuries and it is feared he may never walk again. More details about the tragedy have emerged, according to local newspaper Ultima Hora.

The report says the teenager jumped into the pool at a seaside club off the infamous Punta Ballena strip thinking he was jumping from the deep. However, he dove headfirst into an area where the water was only two feet deep, sustaining catastrophic injuries.

Emergency services reported he had lost a lot of blood and injuries included a broken neck and fractured vertebrae. He is being treated at Son Espases Hospital in the island’s capital Palma and his parents have been notified.

It is the second recent tragedy involving British holidaymakers in the resort town. Earlier this month, a 34-year-old British tourist died after falling from a seventh-floor hotel balcony while trying to get down to the ground before.

A British visitor was also pulled from the sea in the nearby coastal town of Santa Ponsa on Tuesday. Local media reported that the 70-year-old suffered cardiac arrest while swimming. Rescuers and medics performed CPR and the pensioner was rushed to hospital where he remains in serious condition.

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