Brit dad, 29, suffers multiple injuries after being ‘thrown off cliff by gang in Spain’
A dad-of-three says he suffered multiple injuries while on holiday in Spain when he was chased by a gang and thrown off a cliff.
Steen Nodwell, of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, says he was pursued by a group of men while on the break with friends in the coastal resort of Salou on Friday night.
The 29-year-old says he was attacked then push him off a cliff and left with a fractured skull and broken arms.
His sister Bethan says he is now stranded in a Spanish hospital in the nearby city Tarragon and has required multiple operations.
A GoFund Me page set up by the family has raised more than £7,000 so far to cover various expenses while he recovers from his injuries.
Bethan wrote on the fundraiser: "It is only through sheer determination and courage that my brother despite his life-threatening injuries managed to get up and walk for help.
"Had he not done that, the outcome could have been tragically different.
"These men attempted to kill my brother and now we need your help.”
Describing the extent of her brother’s injuries, Bethan told ITV News West Country: "The biggest concern is the fractured skull and eye socket. They want to operate on that first in Spain.
"He's got a shattered cheekbone, a broken jaw, two broken arms, internal bleeding and he needs to be seen by a neurologist to determine more.”
Steen’s medical insurance will only cover the cost of medical surgeries, so the family will have to raise the funds for him to be driven back to the UK.
The fundraiser states: "Steen cannot fly home due to his injuries and won’t be able to fly for over a year.
"It is an 18 + hour journey that is expected to be done in a car. We need to raise funds to be able to find suitable travel with medical assistance.
"Not only that but Steen needs help and support from his family who will need to be with him.”