The teenage victim was rushed to Son Espases in the early hours of yesterday morning. | T. AYUGA

A 19-year-old French holiday maker died yesterday afternoon after having fallen from a balcony in Magalluf in the earlier hours of the morning.

According to the 061 emergency service, the incident happened at 4.55am and the exact cause of the fall is still being investigated.

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The young man was rushed to Son Espases hospital in a critical condition having suffered multiple injuries.

Sadly, however, there was nothing that could have been done to have saved 19-year-old’s life due to the extensive injuries he suffered as a result of the fall.

Over the past few months, two other holiday makers have fallen to their deaths in Magalluf.

In April a 19-year-old British girl fell to her death from a fifth floor balcony and in June, a 20-year-old Irish man died after a fall at his hotel in the resort.

In the middle of last month, the British authorities launched its annual campaign to try and prevent balcony falls.

The Travel Association and the Foreign and the Commonwealth Office (FCO) are urging holidaymakers to avoid taking risks on hotel balconies when abroad this summer.

New figures revealed that ABTA Members reported 12 balcony accidents in 2017.

One British national died and 11 were seriously injured after falling or jumping from balconies while on holiday overseas.

However, these figures represent just those cases reported by ABTA Members – and the Association believes the total number of balcony falls to be much higher.

The slogan is “booze and balconies don’t mix”.