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PHUKET: British tourist Dominic Chadwick who suffered neck injuries after a nasty fall at his hotel in Phuket is recovering nicely and is in good spirits.

According to his Malaysian traveling companion, Dominic fell about eight feet when he was walking up a ramp towards an entrance to the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa after a night out. As he fell, he grabbed the branch of a nearby tree, which broke and caused him to land on the back of his neck.

Several of Dominic’s family members are with him at the hospital and told the Gazette that they were upset that the Blackpool Gazette (no relation to the Phuket Gazette) had published a sensationalized version of the accident, making them reluctant to say anything more to any media.

However, Dominic’s brother James said that the Hilton was not at fault whatsoever, and that the Bangkok Phuket Hospital is excellent.

Dominic was sitting up in bed smiling when the Gazette visited him. He was able to speak coherently and is looking forward to returning home to England with his family in the near future. In the meantime, he is receiving physiotherapy at the hospital.

 

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