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Portsmouth man still critical after Ibiza balcony fall

Ryan Elley
Image caption Ryan Elley remains in a coma with life-threatening injuries in Majorca

A Portsmouth man remains in a critical condition in hospital after he fell off a balcony while on holiday in Ibiza.

Ryan Elley, 20, broke his back in three places, punctured his lung and fractured his skull in the fall in Playa d'en Bossa on 9 August.

Doctors are trying to reduce the swelling on his brain.

He did not have travel insurance and a campaign by his family and friends has now raised the £15,000 needed for an air ambulance to fly him home.

They thanked Bournemouth Football Club chairman Eddie Mitchell who donated more than £7,000 after seeing his story on BBC South Today.

Mr Elley, from the North End area of the city, had gone on a last-minute trip to the Spanish island to join friends and the accident happened on the same day he arrived.

He remains in intensive care in hospital in Palma in Majorca, where he was transferred after the fall, with his family at his bedside.

Father Simon said his son fell from a second-floor balcony at the Jet Apartments in the resort but nobody saw it happen.

He said his friends found him on the floor below the balcony and and later contacted the family.

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