- Depth at bottom of the slides too shallow resulting in hazardous pool entry
- No lifeguards at the top or the bottom monitoring waterslide use
- Thomson and First Choice holidays yet to comment but acknowledge clients claims and are investigating
Serious concerns have been raised over waterslide safety at the Tropical Hotel, Sarigerme as holidaymaker suffers injury.
A holidaymaker has been left with serious leg injuries after using one of the pool’s waterslides at the Thomson Holidays Hotel in Turkey.
The hotel’s pool is advertised as, “a fantastic size with two waterslide on a separate island and landing into the pool. The lagoon pool is huge and comes with two slides, one of which corkscrews you into the pool”.
What Thomson and First Choice Holidays have failed to advise is the hidden dangers involved when using waterslides and flumes of this nature and the injuries being suffered by holidaymakers.
It is alleged that the slides were dangerous because the depth at the bottom of the slides was too shallow resulting in an unsafe and hazardous entrance to the swimming pool. No warnings appear to have been displayed regarding the correct usage of the slide and there were no lifeguards at the top or the bottom monitoring its use.
Tour Operator Liability
Being part of the TUI UK Limited group of companies, Thomson and First Choice holidays are yet to comment in respect of liability for this incident. They have however acknowledged the clients claims and are investigating.
Being involved in an accident whilst abroad and suffering substantial injuries can have devastating effects.
It can be extremely daunting receiving medical care in a foreign country, and will inevitably ruin that long awaited annual breaks.
If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident and suffer injury on holiday, which was not your fault, we would strongly urge you to report the incident, collect as much evidence as possible and seek medical advice.