13 Sep, 2020 @ 21:53
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Grandad from Wales left paralysed after pool accident in Spain’s Tenerife

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A GO FUND ME page has been set up for get a British man home after he broke his neck in a freak pool accident in Tenerife.

Caretaker Chris Watkins, 43, from  Pontypool, Wales, was on holiday with a group of friends when tragedy struck.

He dived into a pool at the Aparthotel Columbus, Playa de las Americas and seriously injured himself.

Lifeguards dove in and pulled  Chris, who has a three-year-old granddaughter,  out only for him to tell friends that he had broken his neck and couldn’t feel anything .

He is at the moment in an induced coma at the Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

His family has now set up a Go fund Me page aiming to raise £20,000 to pay medical bills and get him home.

His sister Nadia Hopkins set up the page. On it she said: “Christopher has had a life changing accident during a holiday in Tenerife.

“As a family we are all in a state of shock and disbelief and we are all completely devastated, being in a foreign country means that family members and friends  cannot see him or support his mother father and two daughters who are in Tenerife at the moment.

“Christopher is a fun loving vibrant person who everyone loves, he is full of energy and he is everyone’s friend.”

We need your help to raise funds for medical costs and to get Christopher home as soon as possible any donations would be gratefully accepted and the family would like to say thank you in advance.”

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