3 Sep, 2018 @ 14:23
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Brit tourist left in coma undergoes life changing surgery in Mallorca after being found with all bones broken in his face

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A BRITISH tourist who was found in a coma with all the bones broken in his face has undergone ‘life saving surgery’ at a Mallorca hospital.

James O’Neill, 29, from Widnes in Cheshire, had been enjoying a holiday with two mates in Magaluf until he was found with the horrific injuries, reported the Liverpool Echo.

The Brit’s two friends still have no idea what happened to James when they found him in a coma after he had stayed out later than the others one night.

He was rushed to intensive care at a hospital in Palma, where he is still in a coma but is believed to be stable following surgery.

It is understood that the police are not treating the incident as suspicious and no other parties were involved.

The first James’ family learnt of the attack was on Saturday when the Foreign Office called and told them the news.

A crowdfunding page has been set up to help fund the family to be by James’ bedside, as parents Colin and Pauline do not have passports having not travelled abroad since 2002.


The page has almost reached the target of £4,000, while one stranger even offered the family to use his five-bedroom house in Mallorca for free.

James’s cousin, Natalie Ostick, told the Liverpool Echo that the ‘life changing surgery’ had been a success but there were ‘complications’.

She added: “Each day James is making small improvements. He is still in a coma but doctors have started to reduce the sedation because the pressure in his brain has remained consistently stable for the last 48 hours. This takes a number of days.

“If the swelling goes back up they will put him back into the coma state. The last 48 hours have seen him stable which to his mum and dad and the rest of the family and friends who know James is his way of fighting this.”

To donate visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jamesoneill

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