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British woman, 22, in coma after plunging off hotel balcony in Croatia

Jennifer Walsh, 22, from Edinburgh, Scotland, suffered a bleed on the brain, two skull fractures, a punctured lung and other injuries after falling off a hotel balcony in Croatia

A British woman is in an induced coma after plunging from a hotel balcony in Croatia.

Jennifer Walsh, 22, from Edinburgh, Scotland, suffered a bleed on the brain, two skull fractures and a punctured lung in the fall.

She also sustained a broken collar bone, broken ribs and a fractured wrist, the Daily Record reports.

The youngster was on holiday with a pal when she fell off the balcony on October 2.

She was rushed to hospital after the accident for brain surgery to save her life.

Jennifer remains in an induced coma in hospital.

Her devastated parents flew out to be by her hospital beside where they hold vigil in hopes of bringing her home.

Sister Sara, 20, has set up a fundraising page to help pay for Jennifer’s medical bills, and eventually bring her home, after the young traveller left Scotland without insurance.

Just under £20,000 has been raised in 10 hours and donations continue to pour in.

The post on the fundraising page read: “The worst 4 days of our lives.

“On Saturday the 2nd of October we received a phone call to say my beautiful sister had fallen from a balcony while on holiday in Croatia.

“Myself and my parents were left in absolute shock, all devastated with this horrifying news not knowing what was going to happen to our Jen.

“The fall impacted Jennifer’s body so badly, that it left her with a bleed on the brain, 2 skull fractures, a broken collarbone, a punctured lung, all ribs on her left side broken and a fractured wrist.

“Due to the fall Jennifer instantly fell into a coma. When she arrived at the hospital she received brain surgery to save her life.

“My parents were able to fly out the next again morning and be by her side at this awful time. Jennifer is in a stable condition after the surgery and is recovering but is still in an induced coma, we are praying for her to make a speedy recovery.

“Unfortunately we thought she had travel insurance but she does not. Therefor we have set up a go fund me page to help cover the costs.

“Anything received is greatly appreciated, as a family we would like to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers at this time.

“Our Jen is the strongest girl who we all love so much and will get through this. Thanks, The Walsh Family x”