A British father has horrifically fallen 30 feet from a balcony in Lanzarote just hours after arriving at the hotel.
Dan Boyle, 31, is fighting for his life after suffering a shock fall on the first night of his week-long vacation with his girlfriend in Gran Canaria.
He was revived on the sidewalk after falling over the third floor balcony, sustaining serious injuries.
The father of two from Stockport, Greater Manchester was rushed to see himwith a broken skull, broken sternum, and broken ribs.
Dan’s devastated family said it was believed his heart suddenly stopped due to pneumonia, although he wasn’t aware of it.
Doctors suspect the chest infection caused his lungs to fill with fluid, causing him to trip over the balcony.
TheThe incident happened just hours after he landed in Lanzarote with his partner Ashleigh Lomas on April 23.
The couple were therefore accompanied by Ashleigh’s sister and her partner Manchester evening news.
They are now trying to get Dan a specialist flight back to the UK for further treatment.
Family friend Toni Albiston has launched one GoFundMe Appeal to raise money for the trip.
She explained the father was flown to Gran Canaria after his horrific fall – as flight medics feared he might not make it.
Dan then underwent surgery to decompress his skull and has been in an induced coma for the past three weeks.
Toni said the couple’s insurance covered the ongoing costs of their healthcare but would not pay for the specialist’s flight home.
The father of two currently remains hospitalized while Ashleigh returned home to her children who were in the care of their grandparents two days ago.
Toni said: “Dan was on the balcony and Ashleigh was in the next room talking to her sister. That was the first night.”
“They were only there about six hours. Ashleigh came out to look for Dan and looked over the balcony to see him being revived.
“We were told that a nurse left the hotel at this point, resuscitated him and then called for help.
“When he arrived at the hospital Ashleigh was told he had a chest infection which turned out to be pneumonia. As a result, his lungs filled with fluid and his heart stopped beating. They told Ashleigh there’s a chance he won’t.” Be the same person when they’re better.
The close friend said Dan is now in stable condition but unable to speak or communicate.
She continued in the GoFundMe post, “He was flown to Gran Canaria and was told he might not be able to make the flight.”
“But he made it there and, due to a fractured skull, immediately had brain surgery to relieve the pressure on his brain.”
“Then the fluid had to be drained from his lungs. He was on oxygen and has been in an induced coma for the past three weeks.
“His lungs are stable now and he has stopped taking sedatives but is still unresponsive. We don’t know if it’s the same person because of the brain damage.”
Dan’s loved ones urged people to help “bring Dan home” and donate to the fundraiser, which has already raised £4,300.