Holiday horror as tourist breaks neck after diving head first into Magaluf swimming pool

The victim, a 19-year-old boy, is currently in the ICU of Son Espases with a cervical fracture. He jumped into a pool barely half a metre deep at a beach club in Magaluf, Mallorca.

The incident occurred at around 1.30am on Tuesday at the Magaluf Oceans Beach Club, located in Charles Sasson street.

The 19-year-old dived head first into a section of the pool that was 50 centimetres deep.

The strong impact of his head against the bottom of the pool caused him to bleed profusely, and also left him unable to move.

The Ib-salut health services rushed to the beach club in Magaluf where the accident had occurred.

After immobilising the victim’s neck, the doctors activated the trauma code to anticipate his urgent transfer to Son Espases.

According to news outlet Diario De Mallorca, upon arrival at the hospital, it was confirmed he had a cervical fracture and the extent of a possible spinal injury is yet to be determined.

Officers from the Calvià Local Police and the Civil Guard have gone to the beach club in Magaluf where the events occurred in order to open an investigation.

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Two tourists have also died this month in Mallorca, including a 34-year-old British tourist who fell from the seventh floor of a Magalluf hotel.

Guardia Civil officers have since conducted an investigation and suspect the man may have consumed the drugs cocktail some hours before the tragedy in the Majorca resort.

The other was a 31-year-old Dutch tourist who jumped into the sea at the Malgrats Isles.

Police in Magaluf have since shared their concerns about a summer of “recklessness” from tourists.

More Guardia Civil officers will be drafted into party resorts like Magaluf to help deal with the summer influx of British tourists and handle any flashpoints.

Additional reporting by Maria Ortega

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