The sisters Hannah and Vanessa from North Rhine-Westphalia died on vacation in Mallorca. Now the mother of the two reports of nightmarish weeks.
At the beginning of September two sisters from North Rhine-Westphalia drowned off Mallorca, now the mother of Hannah and Vanessa P. is raising serious allegations. “I am very disappointed that the authorities left us completely alone with this situation,” said Anja P. “Bild am Sonntag”.
The companions of the 23 and 25 year old women immediately called the police, when the accident happened on September 2nd in the bay of Cala Mendia. But the police kept hanging up because they didn’t speak Spanish – only a call from the hotel on the promenade was successful. While the friends were still able to pull Vanessa out of the water, her sister was aborted: “You then heard Hannah’s cries for help,” reports Anja P.
“Nobody has officially informed us”
According to the report, Anja P. did not find out about the misfortune of her daughters from the authorities. A friend called from Hannah’s phone the next day and told her parents about the young nurse’s death. Her sister Vanessa was in the hospital, but by that time the doctors had already determined that the geriatric nurse was brain dead. Anja P. only found out after an hour that her second daughter was also dead. “Nobody has officially informed us. Neither the Spanish police nor the German consulate in Mallorca.”
The release of her daughters by the Spanish authorities took a long time: “Vanessa’s file was with a judge in Palma, and Hannah’s in Manacor. The corpses were only transported to Germany by plane nine days later.
To mourn her loss, Anja P. also received horrific bills. An employee of the ADAC had pointed out that she had to transfer 9,500 euros to the local funeral home immediately, otherwise her children would be cremated. The Spanish authorities had asked for 25,000 euros for the use of a helicopter to rescue Hannah’s body and the transfer of the sister to Germany.
Family members and friends had one on Facebook Appeal for donations started to raise money for the bills. It is not known what amount this resulted in.