A BRITISH father-of-seven is fighting for his life in Mallorca’s Inca hospital after he suffered a heart attack while swimming off the coast of Magaluf.
Mike Knight from Salford was enjoying his first holiday abroad when he got into serious difficulties in the water.
He waved for help and lifeguards quickly swam out to rescue him but the 49-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest as they pulled him back to shore.
Resuscitated on the beach Mr Knight was rushed to the hospital where he is said to be in critical but stable condition. His family report that doctors fear he may have brain damage and the family man has developed pneumonia and is breathing through a tracheostomy.
His family are now at loggerheads with his insurance company who refuse to pay to have Mr Knight flown home by air ambulance for treatment in the UK because he had alcohol in his system at the time.
The incident occurred on September 23 just two days after Mr Knight flew out to the island and his family hope to have him back home as soon as possible.
They have set up a donation page to raise funds for an air ambulance which can be found at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/vicky-knight-102