Magalluf.— A 21-year-old British tourist, Peter Thomas, was injured in the early hours of yesterday morning after a failed attempt to climb from the third floor of his hotel in Magalluf to the fourth floor above.

The victim, allegedly under the influence of alcohol, fell 10 metres but managed to escape death by landing on his feet. The tourist had arrived at his hotel about 200 metres from leisure spot Punta Ballena last Sunday with a group of friends. He had apparently been drinking out at local bars in the late hours of Tuesday and into the early morning of Wednesday.

When Thomas returned to the hotel he appeared much the worse for wear and reportedly started running along the corridors.
It was at this point, said witnesses, that he climbed out of a window and started to try and scale the exterior walls to the fourth floor from the third. He lost his footing and fell 10 metres but landed on his feet “like a cat.” Hotel staff and friends of the victim raised the alarm and Emergency services, Guardia Civil from Palmanova, Local Police from Calvia and ambulances rushed to the scene.

Despite his narrow escape, Thomas sustained serious injuries to his legs, confirmed paramedics who found the victim stretched out on the ground screaming in pain.

Medical staff reserved judgement on the condition of the victim as there were fears that Thomas may have suffered internal injuries. He was placed in a neck brace as the backbone had taken the brunt of the impact. Accident investigators found it hard to interview most of Thomas' colleagues as most were too inebriated to speak.


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