Balcony falls

Fall from a hotel.

04-07-2018

Calvia Council will this morning be chairing a crisis meeting to discuss and analyse the problem of holiday makers falling from hotel balconies and windows, especially in the area around Punta Ballena.

At the meting with Calvia councillors will be representatives from the central government delegation to the Balearics, IbSalut health service, the Ministry for Tourism, the British Consulate and the Hotel and Palmanova Hotel Association, which issued a statement this week claiming that the practice of “balconing” has stopped.

It would appear that the council has a different opinion and is taking the matter extremely seriously. A 19-year-old British holiday maker is currently in Son Esapses Hospìtal in a serious condition after having fallen from a fifth floor window hours after England defeated Colombia in the World Cup on Tuesday night.

He was celebrating with his girlfriend and friends when the accident took place and the Guardia Civil are still investigating what exactly happened.

Two Britons have already died in falls in Magalluf this year.

On 3 June Welshman Tom Hughes, 20, died at an apartment block in Magalluf he is thought to have mistaken for his hotel.

On 27 April Scottish bar worker Natalie Cormack died at the same apartment block after trying to edge her way along an overhang around a locked entrance door after she discovered she did not have keys to get in. She plunged the equivalent of seven floors.

And earlier this week a French teenager died, but this is being treated as suicide, according to the Guardia Civil.