UK media: Death of British tourist linked to insurance issue

Written by on August 15, 2016 in Bulgaria - No comments

UK media have said that 29-year-old British tourist Michael Doyle, died in Bulgaria because his insurance would not cover any medical flight, which could have brought him home.

In the publication metro.co.uk, a headline said: “British man died because he didn’t have holiday insurance to fly him home”. The Mirror also covered the tragic death of the young Briton in a Bulgarian hospital, saying he died “days after his insurer refused to fly him home”.

The fact of the matter is: Nobody knows if any hospital in the United Kingdom could have saved him. It also seems, doctors at the Bulgarian hospital Doyle was staying at, desperately tried to save his life. Doyle underwent surgery six times, before he died. When his kidneys were failing, the doctors in charge tried to revive him for longer than half an hour, one of his friends said.

His family had tried to raise money through a crowdfunding platform, in order to bring him back.

Doyle came to Bulgaria on July 24, with a few friends. When their plane took off, nobody knew he was never going to step on U.K. soil again. In Slunchev Bryag, a resort also known as “Sunny Beach”, the friends enjoyed the sand, the sea and the atmosphere, until Michael complained about strong abdominal pains. He was admitted to a hospital, where he died later.

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