Briton in coma after breaking neck on Caribbean island

A British man is in a coma after breaking his neck in a freak balcony plunge on a Caribbean island.

Kurt Russell, from Essex, also fractured his skull and suffered a bleed on the brain after falling from a three-storey building on the Dutch island of Sint Maarten.

The 32-year-old father-of-two is now in an induced coma because of the severity of his injuries and his sister has launched an appeal to help pay for his treatment.

Kurt Russell (pictured with son Alexander) is in a coma after breaking his neck in a freak balcony plunge on a Caribbean island

Kurt Russell (pictured with son Alexander) is in a coma after breaking his neck in a freak balcony plunge on a Caribbean island

Kurt Russell, originally from Corringham, Essex, also fractured his skull and suffered a bleed on the brain after falling from a three-storey building on the Dutch island of Sint Maarten

Kurt Russell, originally from Corringham, Essex, also fractured his skull and suffered a bleed on the brain after falling from a three-storey building on the Dutch island of Sint Maarten

The 32-year-old father-of-two is now in an induced coma because of the severity of his injuries and his sister has launched an appeal to help pay for his treatment

The 32-year-old father-of-two is now in an induced coma because of the severity of his injuries and his sister has launched an appeal to help pay for his treatment

Mr Russell was helping a friend to move house on December 27 when he fell off the edge of a balcony, according to sister Tyla, 28, from Welwyn Garden City.

She said: 'He grabbed the handrail and it came away with him as he fell straight to the floor.'

Although Mr Russell was initially provided medical treatment, hislack of health insurance led to the hospital declining to provide additional care until funds could be provided.

The situation forced his family back home to borrow nearly £50,000 from friends and credit card companies.

After the colossal sum of cash was wired across the world, Mr Russell was airlifted to the Cayman Islands for further surgery on December 30.

Mr Russell was helping a friend to move house on December 27 when he fell off the edge of a balcony, according to sister Tyla (pictured), 28, from Welwyn Garden City

Mr Russell was helping a friend to move house on December 27 when he fell off the edge of a

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