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Brit Breaks Nose In Magaluf After Leap-Frogging Bin

Brit Breaks Nose In Magaluf After Leap-Frogging Bin

A holidaymaker in Magaluf managed to break her nose just three hours after arriving in the resort, having faceplanted the floor after leaping over a bin.

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Chelsea Herbert, 24, said people thought she'd been in a bad fight or had a botched nose job after the tumble, which was filmed by her friends as they watched on in horror.

She attempted to leap-frog the bin but got herself stuck at the top, teetering on it for a moment before eventually plummeting forwards to the ground.

Care worker Chelsea said she'd been inspired to try and make the jump after watching her nephew successfully clear the top during the holiday in July.

But sadly things didn't work out too well for her, and she was left with a busted nose and two black eyes.

Her family even returned to the scene of the accident the next day and saw the pavement speckled with blood. They also spotted a bolt, which Chelsea believes may have hit her nose in the fall.

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Chelsea Herbert. Credit: Kennedy News
Chelsea Herbert. Credit: Kennedy News

Chelsea, from Reading in Berkshire, said: "I'm 24 and I should know better, but these things happen. I won't be jumping any bins again.

"I thought I would be clever after my nephew did it and he said there was no way I could do that. I can't. I toppled.

"I must have been very drunk to not have put my hands out at all. There was blood all around the bin and spots of blood everywhere. It was horrible."

After being checked over by a doctor in the UK, Chelsea may have to have her nose rebroken to straighten it.

She continued: "I think I'm going to need to have an operation to have it rebroken because it's got a big dip in it. I can only breathe through one nostril.

"We had just arrived. We'd been there about three hours and consumed quite a bit of alcohol. My nephew is 18 and he went over first. He flew over it and is very athletic.

"I, for some reason, thought that I could be athletic too, and I wasn't at all. I absolutely crashed and burned.

"I don't know why I attempted to jump it because I can't even do a handstand. I'm so not athletic.

Chelsea didn't quite make the leap. Credit: Kennedy News
Chelsea didn't quite make the leap. Credit: Kennedy News

"There was a lot of blood. My nephew and brother-in-law went down there the next day and there was blood and a bolt on the floor.

"I think I hit the bolt when I hit the floor because I just didn't put my hands out at all. The whole weight of my body went on my nose. There was loads and loads of blood.

"I only knew there was something wrong by the bleeding, to start with. The next morning my nose was a bit wonky and two big black eyes came out.

"I managed to have a stitch put on it at the hotel just to keep it together, but then progressively the black eyes got worse and the swelling got bigger.

"Surprisingly the pain wasn't that bad. I think the amount of alcohol I consumed managed to stop my pain.

"I had a bit of a headache but other than that nothing too bad considering I broke it quite badly. It was as good as it could be for the situation."

Chelsea said she had to constantly convince others she hadn't been caught up in a massive fight, despite what her appearance implied.

Chelsea may have to get her nose rebroken to re-straighten it. Credit: Kennedy News
Chelsea may have to get her nose rebroken to re-straighten it. Credit: Kennedy News

She continued: "I was really conscious of it because everyone was staring and no one was really saying anything about it. In the daytime, everyone was gawping at me.

"We were in Magaluf for a week. I did that on the first night, so by day four I had two massive black eyes.

"We were all-inclusive and I was around the pool and this woman came up to me and asked if I'd had a nose job. I had to explain I'd jumped a bin and it didn't go well.

"By the time I was coming home it was still quite painful. When I was on the plane on the way home, my nose burst because of the air pressure.

"I still carried on swimming and enjoyed myself, I just couldn't really taste a lot because my nose was blocked.

Credit: Kennedy News
Credit: Kennedy News

"My friend was using me like a pulling machine, so whenever she saw a boy she fancied she'd be like, 'Look at my friend, do you want to see the video?'

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"All of the club reps down the strip were saying, 'Oh god, we've seen some bad accidents but that's pretty ridiculous, jumping over a bin.'

"A lot of people were looking at me really warily like I'd been fighting. I was like, 'Honestly, I'm a nice person, I just tried to jump a bin.'"

She added: "The second night after I had done it, I stayed in and put TV on and felt sorry for myself in my room.

"But after that I was straight back out. You've got to enjoy it. I'd paid too much money to get there to not."

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News

Topics: magaluf, World News, News, Spain

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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