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Brit fights for life after pneumonia on a dream vacation to Cape Verde

A Briton is fighting for his life after being knocked down by pneumonia during a dream holiday in Cape Verde.

His family has now desperately asked that he should be flown from an island to a proper hospital for further treatment.

The devastating Becky Mazur, 31, fears that her husband Peter, 44, is going to die in a clinic where he does not have the opportunity to treat him.

The couple flew on April 2 with five-year-old son Oliver for a two-week family vacation in the African country.

Peter Mazur at the hospital on Cape Verde

They stayed at the five-star Rio Touareg Hotel on Boa Vista Island, where Peter fell ill.

She said Peter felt "absolutely fine" when they flew to the island resort.

Hairdresser Becky from Felixstowe, Suffolk, says she has been struggling for five days to get Peter to a 1,500 km hospital in Gran Canaria by plane.

She says she had "no help" – and untreated pneumonia has now spread to almost the entire left lung of Peter.

The family was supposed to fly home this Tuesday.

Peter suddenly got sick on the trip

Becky said, "We have full health insurance, and I've spent three days calling her, but nobody will sign him off.

"The insurance company was supposed to unsubscribe him on Saturday night, but nobody did that, and now we can not contact the man who examined him.

"Nobody could tell us what kind of pneumonia it is, we are in a small pharmacy clinic so nobody can do anything to help.

"We are locked up here overnight after 5 pm We live out of a suitcase and eat bread and butter.

"We have to get Pete out of here as soon as possible."

After five or six days on vacation, Becky said Peter had fainted a few times and become bedridden.

"We thought it was a bit of a heat stroke," she said. "But then one afternoon I went off the beach to look for him, and his whole body trembled.

"Some of the hotel staff helped me to get him in a wheelchair, but hardly any of them speak English.

"At first, they told me it was a broken rib, but then I was told that it had pneumonia."

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