Holiday maker died after fall in his hotel room

The Spanish island of Majorca and (below) Blackpool and Fylde coroner Alan Wilson.
The Spanish island of Majorca and (below) Blackpool and Fylde coroner Alan Wilson.
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A holiday maker died after falling and hitting his head in the bedroom of his Majorca hotel, an inquest heard.

Poulton joiner Shaun Moore, 56, was holidaying on the Spanish island with his wife, Lydia, son, Andrew, and his son’s girlfriend last summer.

Blackpool and Fylde coroner Alan Wilson

Blackpool and Fylde coroner Alan Wilson

On June 30, he and Mrs Moore had walked along a promenade close to where they were staying and later enjoyed the hotel’s evening entertainment with three Pernod-type drinks.

In a statement read to Blackpool Coroner’s Court, Mrs Moore, of Lime Grove, said she and her husband went to bed, and at 2.30am the following morning Mr Moore got up and went to the toilet.

She said: “I heard an almighty smash on the floor.

“I believe he must have fallen on his way back from the toilet and banged his head on the floor tiles.

“He was unconscious but breathing, and making a horrible snoring type of noise.”

Mr Moore was taken to hospital where doctors diagnosed a fractured skull and brain bleed.

He was put on to a life support machine and transferred to another hospital in Palma where he underwent brain surgery.

He was on medication to reduce the swelling on his brain, but the inquest heard it didn’t work. He died on July 8.

A post-mortem examintion found he died of acute heart failure due to epidural haematoma cause by a traumatic brain injury.

Recording a verdict of accidental death, Blackpool and Fylde Coroner Alan Wilson said: “This gentleman was not suffering, it seems, from any noticeable medical illness that would have prompted the fall.”

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