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Thousand of pounds raised for critically ill firefighter who suffered horrific injuries on stag do

Alex Green remains in a coma in Majorca. Photo: MEN Media.

More than £20,000 has been raised for a young firefighter who was found with serious injuries on his stag do in Magaluf.

Dad-of-one Alex Green, 26, travelled to the resort in Majorca on Friday with a group of 25 family members and friends.

Just six hours later, he was discovered unconscious in the street with a bleed on the brain, fractures to his eye sockets, cheeks and nose, broken ribs and a collapsed lung. He remains in an induced coma in hospital on the island.

Alex’s family and friends still do not know how he sustained his injuries. The total raised on the page, which was set up by friends, has rocketed up by more than £16,000 in the past 24 hours, with many of the donations coming from people who have never met Alex.

His pals set up the page as they fear his travel insurance will not be valid to cover his extensive medical costs, because he had alcohol in his system. The Fire Brigade Union meanwhile, has pledged to do whatever it can to support Alex and his family.

Union officials say they are investigating if Alex can benefit from the Firefighters 100 Lottery, which supports firefighters who are injured while at work.

Gary Keary, the secretary of the FBU in Greater Manchester, said:

We will support our member and his family in any way we can.

“We’ll support Alex in any way that is necessary with his employment. We were all very sorry to hear the news and we just hope that he’s soon on the mend.”

Councillor David Acton, chair of the Fire Committee, said: "The thoughts of everyone at Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are with Alex and his family at this difficult time. Alex is a much-loved colleague, with a huge number of friends in the service. We want Alex and his family to know that GMFRS will support them however we can.”

– Gary Keary, the secretary of the FBU

It's still not clear what happened to Alex and there is not thought to be any CCTV in the area he was found.

His group had started searching for him after he failed to return from the toilets in a bar, before they received a call telling them he had been found unconscious nearby.

The British Embassy is in contact with Alex’s family.

Alex, who lives in Littleborough and works in Rochdale, Manchester, was taken to hospital for surgery and remains in an induced coma.

His fiancee, Rebecca Thorpe, and the rest of his family, have flown out to the island to be with him.

The couple, who have a two year old son, are due to marry in December.