David Briffaut Accident – David Briffaut, a 23-year-old British tourist, fractured two neck vertebrae after tumbling headfirst down the ‘Splash’ ride at the Aqualandia water park in Spain. According to members of his family, he utilized the slide as directed. David, a talented young golfer, was on vacation with his girlfriend Penny Bristow and visiting the Aqualandia water park, he was involved in a bizarre accident that caused him to sustain serious injuries.
Terrifying video footage shows his head snapping forward as he hits the water after coming down a waterslide headfirst beside Penny. After briefly losing consciousness, he was taken to the hospital in an ambulance and sent to the intensive care unit there. He is currently being treated there.
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A 23-year-old man could be left paralysed after a serious accident at a Spanish water park. David Briffaut from Essex was on holiday with his girlfriend when they decided to visit the Aqualandia attraction. But the day ended in disaster as @riachatter reports pic.twitter.com/qz6HIfYrWn
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It has been reported that David has partially regained his ability to talk, after initially having to be placed on a machine that provides artificial life support. The waterpark claimed that the accident that caused Briffaut to become paralyzed on the waterslide occurred because he “did not obey the guidelines” of the attraction.
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A tourist has described how he ‘might have been murdered’ in a tragic accident while riding one of the world’s largest water slides. The incident occurred while the tourist was on vacation. Jamie Norman, 27, sustained injuries to his face and leg while riding the VertiGo slide at Aqualandia in Benidorm, Spain. The slide travels at 60 miles per hour.
Thrill-seekers climb 33 meters up inside a capsule, and once the entrance to the capsule opens, they fall down an extremely steep slope and into the sea below. On Jamie’s third attempt, however, the trapdoor did not open all the way, which resulted in his suffering excruciating injuries to his legs, arms, and face as he fell.
Father-of-two Jamie, an electrician, shared his terrifying experience, saying, “I could have been murdered. If I had been knocked unconscious, I may have lost control of my body and fell into the pool, where I would have drowned. I got a tremendous whack in the face.” Jamie, who is recuperating at his house in Radcliffe, said, “I’m still in a great deal of agony.” My oldest child is ten years old, and my younger child is seven. I know I should be relaxing with my feet up at home, but since I have a family to support and a mortgage to pay, I have no choice but to go back to work.
He has now filed a lawsuit against the proprietors of the Aqualandia water park. Jamie adds that he tried to file a complaint, but that barely ten minutes after he was hurt, other individuals were reportedly back on the slide.
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