She and her friends had only arrived on the island for a holiday a few hours earlier.
According to the Guardia Civil, the hotel receptionist heard a huge thud outside the main entrance to the hotel.
When he stepped out to investigate he found the body of the young woman in a pool of blood at the foot of the steps to the hotel.
The emergency services were immediately alerted and on the scene within minutes. A team of paramedics battled for 45 minutes to try and save the victim's life at the scene but in the end, their attempts sadly proved futile. Head injuries
The 23-year-old has apparently suffered fatal head injuries after having landed head first, according to medical sources. While the body was removed, the Guardia Civil mounted an exhaustive investigation which lasted well into the morning and foul play was ruled out.
It appears that the victim, who had been out drinking according to the police, had been arguing with her roommate when she stepped out on to the balcony and fell 15 metres from the third floor balcony. Police sources said yesterday that they were simply treating it as a tragic accident, although the investigation remained open.
The National Police are also investigating another balcony fall involving a young Briton yesterday morning.
Lucky to be alive
This time, it was in Palma, along the Paseo Maritimo, when a 30-year-old fell from a fourth floor apartment for reasons which have yet to be confirmed.
Police and emergency services said yesterday that his alcohol limit was extremely high and that he is extremely lucky to be alive.
The fall was cushioned by a Palm tree before he eventually hit the ground sustaining multiple but apparently not life threatening injuries. Emergency services said it is a miracle that the 30-year-old did not kill himself.
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