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Local woman in holiday balcony fall

Created on 24/07/2020 @ 08:25
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A local woman is recovering in hospital after falling over 60ft off a balcony on the Spanish island of Ibiza.

College worker Coral Skipp, 47, may have stumbled from the third floor balcony during a nightmare in her sleep on the final night of her holiday.Her fiancé, John Lloyd, said he woke at 4am to find her missing and heard her screams of pain from outside.

She is being treated in a Spanish hospital for a fractured spine and broken hips, and also required numerous stitches.

John told news outlets: “She does get night terrors and bad dreams at times so this is just a horrible, horrible accident.”

Coral, of Llansilin, is being treated at Can Misses Hospital on the Spanish island.

John added: “We got invited out here by a group of friends who had some spare spaces on a flight.

“We’d all had a fantastic week and went to bed early on the Thursday and I woke to go to the toilet at around 4am and I heard Coral shouting. She fell from a balcony after suffering a bad dream. It was horrible.”

The couple, who are set to get married in August next year, have appealed for further support after scans and tests revealed injuries were more serious than thought.

Friends and family have pulled together to raise more than £4,000 for the pair as John has been warned she faces at least 16 weeks in hospital.

Former serviceman John said: “It’s not going to be an easy recovery. It has been overwhelming. We would just like to give them a massive, massive thank you.

“The response from our loved ones has been phenomenal. The hospital have been absolutely brilliant too and so has the British Consulate.

“The money will be there to help family come over to us but also to help us get home eventually.

“We don’t know how long we’re going to be here so money is going to come in handy. There’s no work for us out here so any money that is raised will prove to be a massive help.”

Support worker Coral’s work colleagues at Derwen College in Gobowen sent a get well soon message.

Natalie Bellis, Derwen College’s director of human resources, said: “We were sorry to hear from Coral that she’d sustained some serious injuries while on holiday.

“We wish her a speedy recovery, and look forward to welcoming her back to Derwen College when she’s fully recovered.”

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