Man badly hurt on his stag trip ‘may have fallen’

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AYOUNG dad se­ri­ously in­jured on his stag do in Ma­galuf may have fallen from a ho­tel build­ing site, po­lice be­lieve.

Fire­fighter Alex Green, 26, trav­elled to the re­sort in Ma­jorca on Fri­day with a group of 25 fam­ily mem­bers and friends.

Just six hours later, he was dis­cov­ered un­con­scious in the street with a bleed on the brain, frac­tures to his eye sock­ets, cheeks and nose, bro­ken ribs and a col­lapsed lung.

He re­mains in in­ten­sive care in hos­pi­tal on the is­land, but his con­di­tion is said to be im­prov­ing.

The lo­cal po­lice re­port into the in­ci­dent, ob­tained by our sis­ter pa­per the M.E.N, states: “On Fri­day, Septem­ber 15, at 7.30pm in Calle Blanc in Ma­galuf, a Bri­tish tourist who had suf­fered a blow to the head re­ceived as­sis­tance.

“The rea­son he had suf­fered his in­juries was not im­me­di­ately made clear, but the cuts he had to his head were very pos­si­bly the re­sult of an im­pact with a blunt ob­ject with sharp edges.

“The in­ci­dent hap­pened within a build­ing site where the Ho­tel Ja­maica stood.

“His friends said they had re­ceived a call from the in­jured man’s mo­bile phone and that other per­son had asked for help but of­fi­cers weren’t able to find out any more.

“Paramedics trans­ferred the in­jured man in a stable con­di­tion to Son Es­pases Hos­pi­tal.

“The su­per­vi­sor of the work go­ing on at the build­ing site was at the scene but said he hadn’t seen any­thing.

“There is a lot of build­ing ma­te­rial at the site in­clud­ing sup­ports, iron bars and planks of wood and the Bri­tish tourist could have im­pacted against a num­ber of things.

“An in­spec­tion of the site was car­ried out but the sup­posed place of im­pact could not be de­ter­mined. The in­volve­ment of other peo­ple in this in­ci­dent has been ini­tially ruled out.”

Sources at the Civil Guard, who have been sent the lo­cal po­lice re­port, said ev­ery­thing was point­ing to Alex hurt­ing him­self in an ac­ci­den­tal fall.

The height from which Alex fell is not clear, but lo­cal me­dia have re­ported it was from the first floor.

But speak­ing from the hos­pi­tal this af­ter­noon, Alex’s mum Karen Green, who has trav­elled to ●●Alex Green, pic­tured with fi­ancée Rebecca Thorpe and son Zach, was found with se­ri­ous in­juries while on his stag do in Ma­galuf Ma­jorca with his fi­nancee Rebecca Thorpe and the rest of his fam­ily to be at his bed­side, said they had yet to be in­formed of the cause of Alex’s in­juries.

She told the M.E.N.: “No­body has con­tacted us to say he has fallen, no­body has brought that for­ward as the cause of his in­juries.

“All we have been told is that the po­lice are do­ing their own in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

Mrs Green said Alex was show­ing signs of im­prove­ment but would re­quire ‘care and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion’ for some time to come.

And she also thanked the pub­lic for the ‘in­cred­i­ble’ sup­port be­ing shown to Alex and the fam­ily.

She added: “The care he has re­ceived has been amaz­ing and we have been over­whelmed by all the sup­port shown to us.

“The mes­sages that are com­ing through have been in­cred­i­ble.”

A JustGiv­ing page in aid of Alex has been set up by his pals as they fear his travel in­sur­ance will not be valid to cover his ex­ten­sive med­i­cal costs, be­cause he had al­co­hol in his sys­tem.

At the time of writ­ing more than 1,500 peo­ple had do­nated al­most £29,000.

Alex, who lives in Lit­tle­bor­ough, with Rebecca and their two-year-old son, works at Rochdale fire sta­tion.

The cou­ple are due to marry in De­cem­ber.

A For­eign Of­fice spokesman: “We are as­sist­ing the fam­ily of a Bri­tish man who was taken to hos­pi­tal in Mal­lorca on Septem­ber 16. We are in con­tact with the Span­ish po­lice and med­i­cal ser­vices.”

Find Alex’s fundrais­ing page at justgiv­ing.com/ crowd­fund­ing/an­tun­zueta.

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