Balcony plunge newlywed flown home
Sunday 22 August 2010
A woman who fractured her spine in three places while on honeymoon in Corfu arrived back in Britain today.
Carrie Dudbridge, 27, fell up to 30ft from a hotel balcony on the Greek island last Sunday.
Her husband Michael, 29, from Lewisham, south-east London, received donations from various sources to raise the £16,000 needed to fly his wife home as they did not have travel insurance.
The couple, who got married on July 31, thought a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) would cover their expenses if they had an accident, but it does not cover the cost of air ambulance repatriation.
Mrs Dudbridge, a primary school secretary in Lewisham, fell from the balcony of the couple's first-floor hotel room.
Mediaviation, which provides private air ambulance medical flight services, was flying from Oxford Airport today to Corfu, returning Mrs Dudbridge to Biggin Hill airport in Kent.
A spokesman for Biggin Hill said: "She arrived safely at 4.30pm and has been taken by land ambulance to a hospital, I don't know which one."
Mediaviation had no immediate comment tonight.
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