A teenager on his first lads' holiday fell 40ft from a hotel balcony in Ibiza – and survived after landing on a car.
Mikey Hill, 19, slipped and fell after partying with friends in the Mediterranean party resort of San Antonio in the early hours of Friday morning.
The teenager, from Wigton, Cumbria, was rushed to hospital and spent 24 hours in intensive care after suffering two punctured lungs, extensive bruising and a dislocated hip after his fall from the Hotel Brisa.
Doctors expect him to spend at least three weeks in hospital, but insisted that he is lucky to be alive and was only saved by the car.
His mum Susan, 51, said: "He can't remember how it happened, but doctors said that it was his landing on the parked car that saved his life.
"If he had landed on the concrete, it would have been a different story. I've told him he's one lucky boy."
She said the holiday was his first lads' break with a group of his friends. They arrived at the San Antonio resort on Thursday, and celebrated the start of their holiday by going out together. His fall happened at the end of the night out.
Susan said: "Getting a phone call like that one on Friday afternoon is the last thing you expect.
"You hear about these things but never expect them to happen to your family. We're still in shock.
"Mikey was in intensive care for 24 hours, and I think they operated on him. He seems fine now.
"His lungs have got a drain in them to get all the fluid out. I've spoken to him on the phone and he says he can't remember anything.
"The last thing he remembers is just talking to friends, and then waking up in hospital. He's got some good mates around him, and they're keeping a close eye on him.
"He just wants to come home. I've kept telling him how lucky he is."
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