Tourist Breaks Back After Falling More Than 60ft From Balcony While Having Bad Dream
A British tourist broke her back while on holiday in Ibiza, having fallen more than 60ft from a balcony while having a nightmare.
College worker Coral Skipp, from Powys in Wales, was enjoying the last night of her 'fantastic' holiday with fiancé John Lloyd when she dropped from the third floor of the building.
Lloyd recalled how he woke up at 4am to find her missing, and heard 47-year-old Skipp screaming in pain outside - having fallen while suffering a 'bad dream'.
After fracturing her spine, breaking her hips and requiring multiple stitches, Skipp is now receiving treatment at the Can Misses Hospital in Ibiza.
Lloyd, who is due to marry Skipp in August next year, said: "She does get night terrors and bad dreams at times, so this is just a horrible, horrible accident.
"We got invited out here by a group of friends who had some spare spaces on a flight.
"We'd all had a fantastic week and went to bed early on the Thursday, and I woke to go to the toilet at around 4am, and I heard Coral shouting.
"She fell from a balcony after suffering a bad dream. It was horrible."
Scans and tests revealed the injuries were more serious than initially believed, meaning the couple have now had to appeal for further support - with friends and family pulling together to raise more than £4,000.
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Saying they've been warned that Skipp faces at least 16 weeks in hospital, former serviceman Lloyd continued: "It's not going to be an easy recovery.
"It has been overwhelming. We would just like to give them a massive, massive thank you.
"The response from our loved ones has been phenomenal. The hospital have been absolutely brilliant too and so has the British Consulate.
"The money will be there to help family come over to us, but also to help us get home eventually.
"We don't know how long we're going to be here, so money is going to come in handy. There's no work for us out here, so any money that is raised will prove to be a massive help."
Skipp's colleagues at Derwen College in Gobowen, Powys, sent her a message wishing for her to get well soon.
Natalie Bellis, Derwen College's director of human resources, said: "We were sorry to hear from Coral that she'd sustained some serious injuries while on holiday.
"We wish her a speedy recovery, and look forward to welcoming her back to Derwen College when she's fully recovered."
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