Palma.—Last month, British tourists were warned of the dangers of balcony falls after the shocking rise in injuries and fatalities this year.
At the time, there had been 13 incidents of young people falling from balconies at top destinations so far this year.
Three of these cases in Majorca resulted in death while others have been seriously injured.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and ABTA, the Association of British Travel Agents, decided to join forces in a campaign to help prevent balcony incidents among young people in popular holiday resorts.

In Majorca and Ibiza alone, two of the UK's top tourist destinations, there have now been 10 cases – already matching figures for 2011, although the season is not over yet.

Michael White, 27, slipped and fell while vomiting from a window at the Hotel Orosol in San Antonio.
Paramedics found him dead at the scene when they arrived at 8.40am on Tuesday morning.
A Guardia Civil spokesman said: “All the evidence we have gathered so far indicates the dead man fell to his death by accident as he leaned out of a window to be sick.” His mother Tina Waring, from Scunthorpe, has paid tribute to her son on Facebook.
According to This Is Scunthorpe, she wrote: “With a very heavy heart that I write this because today I received the heart breaking news that my third born son Michael James White has tragically died in an accident while holidaying with friends in Ibiza. R.I.P Mick we all love you so much ‘You'll Never Walk Alone' xxx” One of the driving forces behind the British government's campaign was the British Consul to the Balearics Paul Abrey who also managed to secure the backing of Olympic bronze medal diver Tom Daley.

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