A 45-year-old British tourist identified as Sean Breigdeman from Liverpool is in hospital after being found in the bathrooms at Tenerife Sur airport with head injuries. The incident took place shortly before 6pm on Tuesday just after Mr Breigdeman arrived in Tenerife off a Ryanair flight, apparently to attend a family wedding: he was to meet up with his partner and her family here. He texted those who were to meet him to say he had landed, but some sources say that he was not discovered until 6pm on Wednesday, a full 24 hours later, and that the family had been frantically searching for him in the meantime.
After being discovered, he was initially transferred to hospital in Playa de las Américas, but was transferred to Candelaria hospital’s intensive care unit due to the severity of his injuries. The poor man is currently in a coma – induced, though the hospital says he was already in a coma when admitted; medical sources say his head wounds are unlikely to have been accidental, and that condition is so critical that they are not confident that he will ever fully regain consciousness. Meanwhile, the Guardia Civil continues its investigation.