Irish tourist injured on rollercoaster in Tarragona

Kevin Perry, (right) was injured at the PortAventura theme park in Salou. Source: Facebook / Kevinperrymusic

Kevin Perry from West Belfast was rushed to hospital with a collapsed lung just hours after getting off a high speed ride at the PortAventura theme park in Salou, Barcelona.

The 20 year old was on holiday with his family when he went on the ride, which catapults thrill seekers from 0-125mph in just three seconds.

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After the ride finished Kevin began to experience chest pains. “When I stepped off the ride I automatically started feeling tight around my chest.

“I went to the theme park medical centre and was given some medication and was told to ‘calm down’ as they assumed I was having a panic attack.

The following day Kevin began coughing up blood and was taken to the local GP where he was diagnosed with pneumothorax.

He was then rushed to hospital where he underwent two operations in a matter of days to drain his lungs of fluid and air.

Due to the after effects of his operations he was deemed unable to fly so part time DJ Kevin and his father spend three days travelling back to Belfast, in time for Kevin to perform a DJ set at the Thompson’s Garage. 


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