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14 March 2014 09:16
Holidaymakers should take care when they're using waterslides
A British father-of-two is fighting for compensation after breaking his leg in a waterslide accident at a Turkish holiday resort.
Des Jarvis hit a swimming pool wall after riding the chute at Didim Beach Resort, Altinkum, and fractured his right leg in six places.
The window fitter was left unable to work and underwent five operations to treat his injuries.
Surgeons had to remove part of his tibia, leaving his right leg shorter than the other, and broke his leg in another three places to fit 18 metal rods and pins.
Mr Jarvis, who paid £5,500 to take partner Nikki and their four children on holiday in 2012, said he still had not received compensation from holiday firm First Choice.
The 46-year-old from Peterborough will walk with a limp for the rest of his life and has been told he may still face losing his limb.
His ordeal highlights the vital importance of taking out a good
travel insurance policy before going on holiday.
Mr Jarvis's case was set to be featured on BBC1's Holiday Hit Squad show on March 13.
Since Mr Jarvis's accident it has emerged that five other tourists have been injured on the same slide.
A First Choice spokesman said: "We are sorry to hear about the injuries sustained by Mr Jarvis, whilst he was holidaying at the Wasd Didim Beach Hotel in Turkey in 2012.
"As the matter in question is currently subject to a legal process, it would be inappropriate of us to comment any further at this time. Our legal team is in direct contact with Mr Jarvis solicitors.
"We would like to reassure customers that incidents of this type are very rare, the health and safety of our customers is of paramount importance to First Choice and we operate the strictest quality standards across all of our hotels."
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