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More than $500,000 raised to bring injured cop home from Croatia



More than $500,000 has been raised to bring injured WA Police officer Ella Cutler home from overseas.

The detective constable was left fighting for her life after falling off a cliff top while holidaying in Croatia.

She is now out of ICU with horrific injuries to her body, including her head and spine.

A fundraiser for the 25-year-old has now reached its $500,000 target — $100,000 to pay her medical expenses to date and another $400,000 to get her home by air ambulance.

Friend and fellow police officer Constable Dani Morrison said Cutler still had many surgeries to go on a "long road" to recovery.

"There's been people that have donated, which is just so heartwarming to see Ella's story has really touched them," she told reporters on Sunday.

"They've never met her and they still donated."

Cutler will undergo another surgery next week before she can fly home to Perth.

Cutler and a 34-year-old Australian man fell 10 metres from a wall near Fort Lovrijenac, in the Dubrovnik suburb of Piles on August 26.

Her family said she had travel insurance but the company was denying her claim.

A police spokeswoman Andrijana Biskup said an investigation at the scene did not point to a criminal offence.

She told the Dubrovacki Portal both were under the influence of alcohol; a blood-alcohol reading of 0.2 for the man and 0.3 for the woman.

Local media reported that the pair didn't climb the wall but fell when the woman went to lean on the man.

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