Palma.—The Guardia Civil have opened a full investigation into the incident which occurred at a hotel in Magalluf at 7.15am when the young man fell from the ninth floor of the Hotel Atlantic Park in calle Calderon de la Barca.

According to sources close to the investigation, the young man was spotted, the victim was on the fire escape at the rear of the building.Apparently, when he was told that he should not be on the fire escape, he reacted very aggressively and climbed up to the ninth floor of the hotel, from where he fell for reasons which have yet to be confirmed.

The victim apparently landed on a low concrete wall and died instantly as a result of the serious multiple injuries sustained.
061 emergency personal rushed to the scene and battled for over an hour to save the young man's life but their efforts were tragically in vain and the Briton was declared dead at the scene.

The number of British holiday makers injured after falling from balconies this year is already half the total for 2012 and amid fears of further balcony deaths this summer, the Foreign Office and Association of British Tour Operators (ABTA) have launched a new campaign warning of the dangers of high-rise accommodation.

A leaflet offering advice on staying safe features a picture of the injuries Jake Evans suffered after falling head first from a balcony in Magalluf while reaching for a cigarette lighter.

But, are young holiday makers going to pay any attention?


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