A BRIT was left with a whopping £1,400 hospital invoice after smashing head-first into steps on a waterslide.
James Dudley, 30, was rushing down the tornado racer slide at Tenerife‘s Aqualand Costa Adeje when he broke his nostril.
The medical scholar from Swansea had gone down the slide with out incident twice earlier than on that day.
Nevertheless it was third time unfortunate for James as he gathered an excessive amount of velocity and crashed into some steps head first.
He and his fiancée flew to Tenerife from Bristol final week for a romantic getaway.
They arrived on the waterpark on April 22 and went straight to the Tornado – a four-lane slide.
James went up and down twice however, on his third time, he felt himself going noticeably faster than earlier than.
He then skidded to the tip of the touchdown space on the backside and smashed his face on the slide’s steps.
James stated: “You employ a mat to slip down and also you go face first.
“The earlier two instances, the water on the backside had slowed me down because it was presupposed to.
“However I travelled a lot sooner on my third go and flew down into the trough at a speedy tempo – breaking my nostril within the course of.
“I smashed head-first into the steps on the finish of the trough and the highest step caught my face and I broke my nostril.
“Blood instantly began gushing out into the water and onto the mat – it appeared like one thing out of a horror film.
“I finally caught the eye of one of many lifeguards, and a medic came to visit, who then wheeled me into the primary support room.
“They determined I wanted therapy in order that they refunded our entry tickets and booked me a taxi to the closest hospital.”
James was handled for his accidents at a close-by hospital, the place they carried out X-rays and stopped the bleeding from his nostril.
He had additionally badly bruised his torso from the affect however escaped with no damaged ribs.
James was discharged however was handed a £1,413.57 invoice from the hospital which his insurance coverage has since lined.
However he stated the accident ruined the tip of their vacation – and he is anticipating compensation from Aqualand.
James stated: “X-rays confirmed I had a damaged nostril and dangerous bruising, and after a prolonged cellphone name with my journey insurer, I used to be capable of get the prices lined.
“I used to be given a prescription for the ache, and informed to not do any sunbathing – which was disappointing contemplating we have been on vacation.
“Thus far Aqualand have solely supplied a ticket refund, however I do not really feel that is not sufficient to compensate what occurred.”
Aqualand Costa Adeje and its mum or dad firm have been approached for remark.
It comes after a lady was left with near-fatal blood loss after a water slide accident pressured water inside her physique leaving a seven-centimetre tear in her uterus on the similar park in 2019.
Toni Steedman claimed she practically died after being rushed to hospital and says she was given three blood transfusions earlier than docs purchased a defibrillator to her bedside.