THE family of a British tourist who broke his neck on a Benidorm waterslide have blasted Aqualandia’s denial of responsibility.
Commenting on a social media, Amy Llambias said the water park company’s attempts to shirk responsibility were ‘not true’.
She refuted the company’s claims that David’s family and friends confirmed he had ‘ignored’ the lifeguard.
Llambias – understood to be a cousin of injured 23-year-old David Briffaut – said the family are now expecting a ‘full investigation into the incident’.
It comes after an Aqualandia spokesperson told the Olive Press that the water park is ‘not responsible for the accident’ that occurred on July 8.
“We have video footage which plainly shows how the 23-year-old man did not follow the guidelines for Splash,” the spokesperson said.
“Our lifeguard team informed him of the rules of the ride and he didn’t obey them.
“Even the family and friends confirmed this fact.
“As you can see in the photos of others press articles, David is in the wrong position whereas the girl who is next to him is in the right one.”
David fractured two vertebrae in his neck and suffered a severe spinal cord injury after riding the Splash waterslide.
He was placed on life support in an Alicante hospital and was heavily sedated before his parents, Lorraine and Stephane, flew from Benfleet, Essex, to be by his side.
David is understood to have undergone a tracheotomy last week and is coming off sedation.
He is now ‘breathing independently’ and will soon be ‘strong and stable enough’ to come home.
The family are now asking witnesses to come forwards to corroborate their version of events.
They thanked the ‘love’ and ‘support’ of the public as their 75,000 pound fundraiser is just 1,000 pounds shy of reaching its target.