Beautician ‘may never walk again’ after fall from balcony on New Year’s Day

Twenty-one-year-old Maddi Neale-Shankster was supposed to be on a dream holiday,

But it turned into a nightmare.

She’s been left with fractures in her spine and needing drains to remove blood and fluid from her chest after an accident on the party island of Ko Pha-Ngan.

The beautician may never walk again as she remains in a Thai hospital following a fall from a resort balcony.

Her mom, Karen Moseley-Neale, flew to Thailand on Sunday to be by her daughter’s side as they wait to see if surgeons will operate on her back once her chest is clear.

The island of Ko Pha-Ngan as pictured on Kata Noi beach is famous for its idyllic setting and full moon parties.

Maddi, from Coventry, had been in Thailand on a three-week trip with her partner, and had seen in New Year on the island

Karen believes the exact circumstances of the accident early on New Year’s Day are unclear, and was on the phone to her daughter only an hour before.

She said: ‘Maddi doesn’t remember anything at all, her partner was woken up by someone shouting to him to come and get her’