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Dad shatters both legs falling from balcony while waving to friends on Turkey holiday

Jamie Moylan, 26, is in hospital in Turkey after shattering both his legs during a horrific balcony fall
Jamie Moylan was saying goodbye to friends on their last night when he fell (Picture: Liverpool Echo)

A young father fears he may never walk again after shattering both his legs in a balcony fall while on a ‘dream holiday’ with his family in Turkey.

Jamie Moylan, from Birkenhead, Merseyside, was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning after plunging to the ground while saying goodbye to friends.

Doctors performed emergency surgery on both his legs after reportedly telling his partner, Mia Hodgson, they were going to amputate one of his feet.

Jamie, 26, is still in the resort of Alanya and it is still not known if he will ever walk again after the accident.

Now his family are frantically trying to raise enough money to pay the hospital bills and to organise to bring him home for more treatment.

Mia, 24, from Liverpool, said the couple and their three-year-old daughter Amaya were only supposed to be there for one week.

Mia Hodgson and Jamie Moylan with daughter Amaya, 3, on their dream holiday in Alanya before his accident
Jamie, 26, with his partner Mia Hodgson, 24, and three-year-old daughter Amaya (Picture: Liverpool Echo)

But they decided to extend their stay after Jamie’s sister flew out to Alanya with her children.

Mia added: ‘Friday was our last night and we were due to fly home on Saturday so we had been out for a family meal before coming back to the hotel.

‘I took our daughter to bed and Jamie went to say bye to some friends we met out there.’

A short time later, at around 1am, Mia said the hotel manager woke her up to get Jamie’s passport and to tell her there had been in an accident.

Jamie Moylan, 26, is in hospital in Turkey after shattering both his legs during a horrific balcony fall
Doctors said they would ‘see what they could do’ after Mia begged them not to amputate Jamie’s foot (Picture: Liverpool Echo)

She added: ‘Apparently he was chatting to our friends on the balcony but there was nowhere to sit.

‘So Jamie sat on the balcony railings and put one leg over to stabilise himself but he lost his balance and fell.’

Jamie’s sister went to the hospital but Mia couldn’t go to see him until later in the morning.

When she got there, she said that doctors told her they would need to amputate one of Jamie’s feet because it was so badly damaged.

Mia said: ‘I begged them not to and they rushed him to surgery to see what they could do.

‘He had a major operation on both legs and is still in a really bad way. We don’t even know if he will walk again.’

Mia and Amaya had to fly home that day but Jamie’s sister returned to Alanya to be with him while the family organise bringing him home.

Jamie, Mia and Amaya had taken out insurance for their holiday before travelling but were unaware they would need to extend it after deciding to stay an extra week.

Jamie Moylan, 26, is in hospital in Turkey after shattering both his legs during a horrific balcony fall
Jamie’s family weren’t aware they would have to extend their travel insurance after deciding to stay an extra week (Picture: Liverpool Echo)

Now, they are desperately trying to raise £20,000 to pay the hospital for the treatment Jamie has received already and whatever else he is likely to need.

Mia said: ‘Friends and family have all came forward and sent us money and I am organising a raffle to help raise some more.

‘We were told to set up a GoFundMe page or something but the money can’t be claimed for 30 days and we don’t have that time.’

Mia has said the whole ordeal has been a nightmare and she would do anything to bring Jamie home and get him the help he needs.

She added: ‘He just wants home and I need him here. It’s so stressful and scary and we just don’t know what the future is going to be like for us but we need to get him home as soon as possible.’

Anyone who can help or wants to contact Mia regarding fundraising should email

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