Firefighter injured on stag trip to come home
AFIREFIGHTER seriously injured on his stag do in Magaluf will be returning home to the UK soon.
Dad-of-one Alex Green, 26, travelled to the resort in Majorca earlier this month with a group of 25 family members and friends.
But just six hours into the trip 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.
Police believe Alex, who lives in Littleborough and works at Rochdale fire station, fell from the first floor of a hotel building site.
He was placed in an induced coma in hospital on the island.
But now Alex’s condition has improved to the point where his family and fiancée Rebecca Thorpe, who have been at his bedside since the accident, are making plans to return him home for an emotional reunion with his twoyear-old son Zach.
An incredible £34,000 has been raised to help pay for Alex’s treatment through crowdfunding website JustGiving.
In an update on the site Alex’s family say they have been ‘overwhelmed’ by the support.
It adds: “Thank you to everyone for their continued support and donations, words cannot describe how thankful we truly are, it really is overwhelming.
“Since the continued progress Alex has been making day by day we have now began the process of arranging his repatriation home to be reunited with his young son Zach where he can then be transferred to a Manchester hospital to receive further care and eventually begin his rehabilitation.
“It has now become a little more clear to us since the overwhelming support and generosity that we have received through the JustGiving page, further donations as well as the fundraising events still to take place and the further donations received towards them that we estimate the target will have been reached to cover all costs we are going to have in getting him home and eventually fit again.
“With this the JustGiving page will now require no further donations and is now in the process of closure. Once again we cannot possibly thank every single person that has either donated, organised fundraisers or simply just shown their love and support at this difficult time enough.
“Further updates on Alex’s condition will come at a later stage. Thank you all.”
●Alex Green pictured before his stag trip with fiancee Rebecca Thorpe, who has been at his bedside in Malaguf since the accident
●●Alex and Rebecca with son Zach before the trip