17 Jul, 2019 @ 18:12
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French couple, 80 and 66, injured after paddling pool crashes through terrace floor into garage below on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A FRENCH couple were injured in Mutxamel, Alicante, when their paddling pool broke through the terrace where they had set it up.

The couple were bathing in the pool just before 8pm on Monday, when they crashed through to the garage below.

The pair were trapped in the rubble until a fire crew rescued them.

An ambulance assisted the woman, 66, for polytrauma and the man, 80, for multiple injuries.

They were taken to separate hospitals in Alicante for further treatment.

CRASH: The couple were rescued from the rubble


Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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