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UK launches anti-balconing video with Spanish trauma surgeon
17 May 2018 @ 20:20

BRITISH authorities have made a video with the help of a Spanish doctor in a bid to combat the foolhardy practice of 'balconing', which claims and destroys lives every year in popular Balearic Island resorts.

Dr Juan José Segura Sampedro, 33, is based at Mallorca's Son Espases hospital and sees the results of 'balconing' stunts far too regularly.

He treats between 10 and 15 holidaymakers a year who have fallen whilst trying to jump from their terraces into the swimming pool below, or from balcony to balcony.

Some of them do not survive, and others suffer serious head and neck injuries with irreversible consequences.

Those who survive 'balconing' falls are frequently left paralysed from the neck down for life.

Son Espases' research shows that 61% of holidaymakers killed or injured in 'balconing' falls are British, the average age is 24, and 97% of them are male.

In 98% of cases, those injured or killed whilst 'balconing' were extremely drunk.

Typical cases tend to be 'boys of around 19 or 20', says Dr Segura Sampedro, a trauma surgeon.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com

 



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vickya said:
20 May 2018 @ 10:30

Darwin's Law?


ravahu said:
20 May 2018 @ 12:44

Till some extent I agree with Darwins law.
Some animals are doomed to go extinct..how hard it may sound...


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