Benidorm water park where Brit broke neck is slammed as 'dangerous' by guests

Guests at a Benidorm water park where a Briton broke his neck on a slide ha

ve left a series of poor reviews on Tripadvisor, claiming it is dangerous. David Briffaut, 23, is in i

ntensive care in hospital in Spain after he broke two vertebrae in his neck. There are fears he may be paralysed after the freak accident while sliding head-first down the ride on a board. David was on holiday inthe water park with his girlfriend Penny Bristow when the accident h

appened on July 8. Davids family, including girlfriend Penny (pictured) is raising funds for his care and treatment (Image: Facebook) Read MoreRelated ArticlesMoment Brit tourist, 23, is paralysed for life in horror water slide accident Mum Lorraine, from Benfleet, Essex,We are living in every parents nightmare. Our son went on holiday with his girlfriend and we have been told he might never walk again. All we can do now is pray that he can recover. The teacher told Mail Online : He is sedated but is aware what has happened to him. David is getting fantastic care at the hospital but we want to get h

im home to England as soon as he can be moved. We are in the hands of the doctors and just have to wait and see. He is getting excellent care, but wo

uld like to bring him home as soon as possible. The golf course green keeper is now in a serious condition in hospital (Image: Facebook) Read MoreRelated ArticlesBrit tourist, 23, could be paralysed for life after ho

rror accident at water park But after the impact, David is said to have briefly lost consciousness and, when he came round, was reported as saying: I cant

feel my legs. He was taken to hospital by ambulance. Davids uncle Mark Pooley said: David is a wonderful young man, who was enjoying an innocent day out with his girlfriend. We are praying for a miracle, but have been told the injuries he has sustained are very traumatic. The Briffaut family have set up a crowd funding appeal to raise 75,000 to raise funds to help in the care and treatment of David when he returns home, which has raised more than 48,000 so far.  The Aqualandia water park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Benidorm and is open all year round. David Briffaut, 23, is in intensive care after the accident (Image: Facebook) Read MoreRelated ArticlesMum-of-three dies after losing her footing and being swept away at waterfall A spokesman for the attraction denied the slide is unsafe. He added: We have video footage which shows Mr Briffaut didnt follow the guidelines for Splash. Aqualandia has a long, 34-year history and safety is out top priority. Our rules and recommendations are clearly displayed all the park and must be adhered to by our visitors. Other holidaymakers have f

lagged up concerns about the safety record at the Aqualandia park in the popular Spanish resort. There have been more than 300 reviews classified as poor or terrib

le and some

claim they have been injured, or complain of the high cost. David Briffaut on the slide David is in intensive care Read MoreRelated ArticlesMan, 21, will never walk again after horror accident scattering brothers ashes A man called Joseph wrote: I went on a slide and it ripped my face off -2020管家婆六全彩图 I looked like something out of a horror movie with blood running down my face and naked torso. I was in an area with at least 10 life guards and not one of them came over to check I was okay. Disgraceful. In response, the park wrote: All our rides are completely safe, you could only get hurt by not keeping the safety position in the ride. Weve got a medical service in the park where you can go anytime, just checked with them if someone went with an injury in the face and no one did. Aqualandia water park (Image: Alamy) Read MoreTop news stories from Mirror OnlineSnow causes treacherous conditionsBritain to rescue trapped UK citizensMiracle tot saved despite heart stoppingKobe helicopter given special clearance A woman called Lucy said: I managed to get a bleeding elbow off the green drop floor slide after bashing the side and such a sore backside from banging down after the drop! My boyfriend ended up with bruises too alongside another bleedi

ng elbow from the other girl in our group on a different ride! Maybe the sharp edges need to be looked at more as I’ve never been hurt on a water slide before. In response, the park said: Attractions are totally safe always you follow our staff instructions. Another reviewer, Isobel T said: Quite fun but my boyfriend and I were left with bad bruising and pain all down our legs, bums and backs after going on the vertigo ride. I emailed aqualandia to tell them and they said I had sensitive skin. The Mirror has contact Aqualandia for comment on the Tripadvisor cl

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