Tourist, 26, breaks his neck after jumping into a Magaluf pool as his partner launches desperate £20,000 fundraising bid to fly him home to UK for treatment
- Richard Buday cannot breathe without assistance or move from his chest down
- He was rushed into surgery in a critical condition after his accident in Majorca
- Partner Simona Malarova has urged friends to help fly him home to Liverpool
A Liverpool woman is making a desperate bid to raise £20,000 and fly her partner back to the UK after he jumped into a swimming pool and broke his neck in Magaluf.
Simona Malarova said her partner Richard Buday could not breathe without assistance or move or feel from his chest down after the accident in Majorca.
Richard, who was in Spain celebrating his 26th birthday, does not have travel insurance or a European Health Insurance card and doctors have said it will cost thousands to fly him to a UK hospital.
Dozens of friends have already made contributions adding up to £1000 but the pair still need thousands more to get home to Liverpool.
Richard Buday cannot breathe without assistance after he broke his neck in Magaluf
Ms Malarova said the pair were ‘having the best time of our lives’ on the holiday to celebrate his birthday.
But she said it became the ‘worst nightmare ever’ when Mr Buday jumped into a pool, broke a bone in his neck and was rushed into surgery in a critical condition.
The Son Espapes hospital in Palma, where he is being treated, does not have the machines required to treat him, she said.
On the GoFundMe page she said: ‘Richard is now breathing through a tube as his lungs are very weak and can not breathe on his own.
Simona Malarova said her partner Richard Buday (pictured together right) could not breathe without assistance or move or feel from his chest down after the accident in Majorca
‘He is able to move his head and his shoulders but can not move or feel from his chest down to his feet.
‘We now need to get Richard transported in a air ambulance into a hospital in UK where they will be able to help him with his breathing and the movement of his body.’
Doctors have apparently given him permission to fly back as early as Thursday but he does not have the funds he needs to make the trip.
Ms Malarova said: As you would assume this is not cheap but we need your help to get Richard where he needs to be to receive the medical support that he needs.