Teenager posts horrifying pictures of sunburn suffered while snorkeling for an hour in Cuba – even though she was wearing sun cream



A TEENAGER has shared horrifying images of the sunburn she suffered while on holiday in Cuba.

Maisie Squires’ gruesome pictures show blisters so massive they clearly stuck out from underneath her T-shirt.

The 16-year-old from Leeds suffered extensive, severe burns to her entire back as a result of a snorkeling expedition.

Even though she was wearing sun cream, an hour was long enough for the tropical rays to cook her entire back.

 The 16-year-old from Leeds suffered extensive, severe burns to her entire back as a result of a snorkeling expedition.
The 16-year-old from Leeds suffered extensive, severe burns to her entire back as a result of a snorkeling expedition. (C) Maisie Squires

To make matters even worse, Maisie had to get on an aircraft the following day for a nine-hour flight back to the UK.

Maisie captioned the post: “So mind how swollen and disgusting my back looks, but this is what my sunburn turned into this morning just before a 9 hour flight back home to England So shocked! A&E it is! (wear sun cream)

“I was snorkelling for one hour and my back was showing, but I didn’t realise my back was burning and I did wear suncream. 

“I’ve blistered like that because the sun was very hot in Cuba on Tuesday and I have very fair skin.”

The first image shows someone lifting Maisie’s top, exposing two yellow blisters. 

The blister on the left looks considerably worse as it is that big it begins to start drooping down. 

The lump on the right side of her back is smaller, but is still prominent enough to poke through her back.

Maisie Squires pictured above
Maisie Squires pictured above

As well as her back being completely red, black marks can also be seen surrounding the two blisters which also appear to have some cream on them. 

Two much smaller blisters can be seen towards the lower end of her whole back has suffered in the Cuban sun.

Nicola Hartshorn Procter said: “This happened to me with factor 50 on my legs as I’m so fair and burn I feel for you that looks so sore, I had blisters but not that big. 

“Hope you start healing and recover soon.”

Courtney Noel said: “Looks like 3rd degree burns almost.”

Clara Ebanks commented: “That looks so sore hope it’s not done too much damage to your skin. 

Kimberly Thomas said: “You need medical attention asap. I am very surprised if they let you fly. They are severe burns and you may need a skin graft. You’re at high risk of infection too. 

“Please seek medical attention asap. 

“Your body may also go into shock at any time due to the burns and also sun stroke. I’m sorry to worry you. Please please seek medical help.”

Jesscia Louise Humphreys said: “Wow I can’t even imagine your pain! This looks so sore! Hope your ok!”

Maisie later posted an updated picture showing the blisters removed. 

Speaking today, Maisie, confirmed she had been treated at A&E.

She said: “The blisters on my back are still very sore and I still cannot sit back or lay down on my back.

“I did not get them removed or anything as the hospital said to me that they will just have to pop on their own.”

Speaking today, Maisie’s Dad, Dean Squires, said: “She was wearing sun cream on front and back. It happened on the last couple of days of the holiday. 

“We went to the hospital and they put some SudoCrem on it and said to let it take its course naturally.

“The two bigger ones popped when her little sister ran past her on the bus shuttle from the airport and it popped them. 

“She [Maisie] was screaming like hell. It weren’t nice for her at all.”

The 38-year-old also explained how they injuries were “much worse in real life” and said someone told her she’ll need a bra for her blisters.

He added: “Every time I looked at her it was making me cringe, it was so much worse in real life. 

“I’ve never seen as bad before. We know teenagers don’t listen but she was wearing cream and was still burnt. 

“Hopefully it’ll be a good warning to other people. 

“Someone told her, ‘you’ll need a bra for those.’”