A British tourist has been hospitalised at Famagusta General Hospital after fracturing their thoracic vertebrae as they dived off the Ayia Napa Sea Caves from a height of 10m.
According to Police, shortly before 6pm, the tourist, who was with friends at Cavo Greco, jumped into the sea with his back to the water.
Immediately after hitting the water the girl felt severe pain and realised that she could not move.
Her boyfriend helped her out of the sea and an ambulance took her to the Emergency First Aid department at Famagusta General Hospital.
The girl underwent a radiographic examination where it was confirmed that her thoracic vertebrae was fractured.
Ayia Napa Police are investigating.
AYIA NAPA IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The 2016 summer season has been a controversial one for foreigners visiting the island’s party capital.
Two British expats were attacked in Ayia Napa, one fatally, early on Sunday morning. The two victims were both 22 years old with one of them dying as a result of being stabbed in the neck. The second victim was stabbed in the back.
A 27-year-old French tourist died on August 10 after hitting his head on rocks at Ayia Napa’s famous Nissi Beach.
Police said that the French tourist attempted to dive into the sea from a small beach island just before 7pm before hitting his head on a nearby rock.
It is the second death at Nissi Beach during that week after a 69-year-old Swedish tourist drowned.
A 69-year-old British tourist, Waleryk George Jackow, is still missing after last being seen at Ayia Napa’s Nelia Beach Hotel on August 8.
Jack, as Jackow is known, has been described as having a thin physique, is bald, has brown eyes and stands tall at 1.70m.
He was last seen wearing dark blue jeans, a short-sleeved blue shirt, blue shoes and was wearing an orange wristband – given to him by the hotel. He has no money on him.
Anyone who may know anything regarding Jackow’s disappearance can call the Police directly on 112, visit the nearest station, call the citizens’ contact line on 1460 or fill in an online ‘Crime Report’ form via the Cyprus Police smartphone app.