Honeymoon balcony fall woman to be flown home
Saturday 21 August 2010
A woman who fractured her spine in three places while on honeymoon in Corfu is due to be flown home tomorrow.
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, has 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.
Mike Lindley, a paramedic with Mediaviation, which provides private air ambulance medical flight services, said today: "We'll be flying out from Oxford Airport tomorrow morning, go to Corfu hospital, stabilise her and fly back in one day to Biggin Hill in Kent."
Mrs Dudbridge, a primary school secretary in Lewisham, fell from the balcony of the couple's first-floor hotel room.
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