Widnes groom seriously hurt in Tenerife stag weekend fall

A British man is in intensive care in Tenerife after suffering head injuries during a fall on his stag weekend.

Mark Shephard, 28, of Widnes, Cheshire, had been visiting the Canary Island with his friends.

He is now on a life-support machine in a hospital in Tenerife, where doctors said it could be months before he makes a recovery.

Friends of Mr Shephard's family are now raising funds to ensure his parents can remain on the island.

"His family obviously want to stay with him but are suffering serious financial problems in trying to do this," said friend Gill Baterton.

"As friends we are trying to alleviate some of their problems by trying to raise funds to help them at this very difficult time and enable them to concentrate on their son."

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