Brit, 25, ‘left 4 inches shorter’ after shattering spine on Majorca waterslide

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“It quickly became a nightmare”

Jennifer Proctor

Jennifer Proctor, 25, was injured after being thrown from the 40mph Banzai ride in Majorca’s Aqualand waterpark. 

The Bedfordshire teaching hopeful said she shattered her spine, forcing her to need emergency surgery to fuse her spine and insure metal rods into her body. 

She has since claimed the surgery has left her four inches shorter. 

Ms Proctor was with her partner Jodie Morgan when the accident happened. 

She told The Sun: “We had just arrived at the park…it was only the third ride we had been on that morning. 

“Things started to go wrong pretty much as soon as I started going down the slide. Before I knew it I crashed straight into the pool below. 

“I knew immediately something was seriously wrong. I was screaming at Jodie ‘I can’t swim’, which was very strange as I am a strong swimmer.”

She added: “I thought I would have the time of my life on holiday but instead it quickly became a nightmare. 

“Having to undergo surgery abroad, away from family and friends, was extremely difficult, and I feel that my life has been turned upside down by my injuries.” 

Daily Star Online has approached Aqualand for comment. 

It comes as Essex lad David Briffaut, 23, was left paralysed after severing his spine at a Benidorm waterpark. 

He has since returned to the UK, having been transferred by an air ambulance. 

David’s parents said they will likely have to fork out on kitting their home to make it accessible for him as well as for new treatments. 

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