August 10, 2008

Balcony Fall Son in Gift of Life

A TEENAGER who died in a Spanish hospital after plunging 45ft from a hotel balcony has had his organs donated by his family.

Ben Hale broke almost every bone in his body and was left in a coma when he fell from the third floor at a wedding reception in Marbella last month. The 18-year-old from Elm Park near Romford, Essex, had been locked out of his room and had climbed on to the balcony of a neighbouring apartment to get some hair gel when he fell.

His parents kept a vigil at his bedside and were hopeful of a recovery but he suffered a brain bleed and died this week.

Family friend Michelle Moore said: "His mum has donated all his organs because the doctors have been so good and it's what Ben would have wanted."

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