By Humphrey Carter

TRAGEDY is marking the end of the year in Majorca.
Yesterday, a 50-year-old cyclist, fell off his bicycle in Capdepera, hit his head and died and a 20-year-old man was killed in a boating accident in Soller.

112 and 061 emergency service sources said yesterday that the accident involving the cyclist happened just before mid-day on avenida Provensals.
No other vehicle or bicycle appears to have been involved and Local Police sources said that the cyclist may have been suffering from medical problems which led to his tragic fall. An inquest is underway.

Yesterday afternoon, a 20-year-old man died in a boating accident in the Port of Soller.
According to the 061 emergency services, the young man and a member of his family, were travelling in the boat when it crashed into the rocks at the entrance to the port.

The 20-year-old was seriously injured and rushed to Son Llatzer hospital in Palma.
He died shortly after being admitted to hospital.

A full investigation has been opened into the accident and the deceased's relative in the boat was helping investigators with their inquiry.
In Alcudia, two young occupants of an Opel Corsa suffered a nasty scare when their vehicle came off the road and ended up in one of the canals of the Albufera natural park on Friday afternoon.

The car apparently sunk into the mud quickly and, despite opening the windows, the two could not get out of the vehicle and called the fire brigade.
Fire fighters managed to eventually rescue the two from the vehicle without injury.
Yesterday morning the vehicle, was still stuck in the mud by the road side.
It has since been removed by the fire brigade but the cause of the accident remains uncertain.
In the Port of Andratx, the emergency services and paramedics were required to evacuate a construction site worker to hospital after he fell and injured himself.

The accident happened on a building site in Cala Moragues and paramedics rushed the injured site worker straight to the Mutua Balear clinic in Palma where he was being treated last night.


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