A British man has died of septicaemia in Bulgaria because his travel insurance did not cover him to fly home for treatment.Michael Doyle, 29, was hospitalised with stomach pains and underwent six operations in a bid to save his life. His travel insurance did not cover medical repatriations and his mother Mandy, 51, set up a JustGiving campaign to raise £22,000 needed to fly him home.
But Michael could not survive long enough and died yesterday when his kidneys failed following a dialysis session.
Shop worker Michael, of Penhill, Swindon, flew out to the Sunny Beach resort with two friends on July 24. But he was hospitalised just four days into the break with unbearable stomach pains.
Friend Vince Conti said: “Michael’s stomach was swelling so we just thought he had food poisoning. One minute we were at the walk-in centre, the next we were speeding down the motorway and Michael was off to theatre.”