Magalluf's bright lights. Unfortunately, there are sometimes tragedies.


A crowdfunding campaign has been launched by friends of 21-year-old Alexander Forrest from Edinburgh to raise money to repatriate his body.

A Just Giving page was set up on Thursday and has already raised £4,162 - 104% of the initial £4,000 target. Writing on the page, Josh Candy said: "On Saturday 27 August, Alexander Forrest went on holiday to Magalluf in Majorca with two friends.

"Unfortunately, due to an horrendous accident Alex hasn’t made it home. On 31 August Alex was found and pronounced dead. Alex had suffered severe head injuries and died instantly. As of the Wednesday, Alex’s mum had to be flown out to Magalluf to try get Alex home."

A spokeswoman said on Friday they would arrange for Forrest’s body to be returned home at no cost to his family. She added: "We would like to offer our sincere condolences to Alexander’s family and friends at this difficult time."


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Ron / Hace over 5 years

Top marks to Jet2 for this gesture after the boy's Insurance company refused to pay out (according to the Edinburgh Evening News). Although I believe the insurance was arranged through Jet2. Maybe that should be looked into, as I am sure all airlines won't pay for repatriation. My deepest sympathy to the family, and another sad statistic for Magaluf.