Man, 27, Faces Quadriplegia After Foam Pit Dive at Spanish Leisure Center

Man, 27, Faces Quadriplegia After Foam Pit Dive at Spanish Leisure Center

In a tragic incident at a newly-opened leisure and games venue in Colloto, northern Spain, a 27-year-old man from Blimea suffered a severe spinal cord injury after diving into a foam pit.

The accident has left him with a broken neck and the grim possibility of quadriplegia.

Emergency Response and Hospitalization

Following the dive into the foam pit, the man was discovered unconscious by his girlfriend and friends, who quickly contacted emergency services.

He was promptly transported to the Central University Hospital of Asturias for medical attention.

However, there are grave concerns that the injury may result in quadriplegia, as reported by local news outlet La Nueva España de Siero.

The Nature of the Injury

The extent of the injury became apparent when medical tests revealed a complete spinal cord injury.

This injury occurred at the third cervical vertebra, known as C3, located halfway down the neck.

Despite undergoing surgery, the tests indicated that the man might be left with no mobility in his arms or legs.

A complete spinal cord injury implies a lack of nerve communication below the injury site, resulting in a loss of sensory and motor functions below that point.

Current Medical Situation

As of now, the 27-year-old is reliant on assisted ventilation for breathing due to the severity of his condition.

Investigation and Venue Status

While the venue where the accident occurred remains open to the public, the foam pit involved in the incident has been temporarily closed.

An investigation into the accident’s cause is underway.

Representatives of the establishment maintain that the facility complies with all necessary safety measures.

They have also stated their intention to provide recordings of the incident to aid in the investigation, asserting that they are not at fault.

According to venue company officials, “It was not our fault, the installation is good and has all the necessary safety protections.

We have hired experts and lawyers.”

This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of safety measures in leisure and recreational facilities to prevent such devastating accidents in the future.

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