Young man dies on dream Scotland holiday after leg turned black and ballooned

Mauro Carminati
Mauro Carminati -Credit:Newsflash

A young Lamborghini engineer has died after his leg suddenly started to swell up during a dream holiday in Edinburgh.

Mauro Carminati, 32, was enjoying his trip to the capital when he noticed that his leg started to balloon and go black. The 32-year-old, from Stezzano in Bergamo, Italy, went to a local hospital where he was diagnosed with an infection that moved to his lungs causing pneumonia.

His mother Cinzia, father Fabrizio and aunt Marina rushed to Scotland to be at his bedside as initially he was still lucid and talking - but his temperature then rose alarmingly, and he suffered a cerebral haemorrhage. By the time they arrived on May 1, Mauro was already in intensive care.

His family said that news of his death was an incredible shock as he was one of the healthiest people around and was rarely ill.

They said the tragedy was a "bolt from the blue", adding that Mauro was in perfect health when he left and would not have gone on holiday if there had been any sign of illness. The family are demanding to know whether the therapy initially administered to him by the doctors may have negatively influenced the treatment.

A spokesman for the Italian consulate said that paperwork was being drawn up and will be made available on May 7 after which his body could be flown back home and the date for the funeral set. His death apparently occurred on May 3.

Mauro graduated with top marks from the Natta Scientific and Technological High School in Bergamo, and he obtained a degree with honours in Mathematical Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan in 2013.

He then went on to get a Master's degree at the University of Munich and after that a job working for the German carmaker Audi before in 2020 moving to Bologna to work for Lamborghini. He was passionate about trekking, photography and travel.

NHS Lothian was asked by the Record for comment.

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