A fundraiser to bring back an Australian police officer who was placed into an induced coma after falling off a cliff in Croatia has raised more than half-a-million dollars.
Perth First Class Constable Ella Cutler, 25, was on the final leg of her European holiday when she tumbled over a waist-high wall at Pile in Dubrovnik in the early hours of August 26.
She was rushed to a Croatian hospital in critical condition.
After her travel insurance claim was denied – with her insurer, RAC, refusing to cover the bill because Ms Cutler had been drinking – her family were left with a $500,000 medical bill including an air ambulance to bring her home to Perth.
A GoFundMe page, set up by her brother, hit its target on Sunday morning after just six days.
Ms Cutler’s best friend and fellow constable Dani Morrison on Sunday thanked the WA Police Force, the broad Western Australian community and Australia for donating to the bring Ella home campaign.
‘Like to thank the broader community of WA, who has given back to a girl who has given the last six years to serving the community herself, which is just so lovely to see people thank her for that,’ Constable Morrison told the West Australia.
‘And to the rest of Australia, and even overseas, there have been people who have donated, which is just heartwarming to see Ella’s story has really touched them.’
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