He was taken to hospital in a serious condition. | Teresa Ayuga

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A 20-year-old man suffered a spinal cord injury on Saturday afternoon when he dived head first into the shallow end of a hotel pool in Alcudia.

When medics arrived at the pool, he was in shock and could not move his legs due to his injury. He was completely immobilised and transferred by ambulance to hospital. The prognosis is serious.

The Guardia Civil and Alcudia police are investigating the circumstances of the accident which occurred around 6pm at the pool by the Minerva apartment blocks of the Bellevue complex.