A British tourist has died after jumping from a balcony in the Ibizan resort of San Antonio, in the latest tragedy to hit the tourist hotspot.
The 35-year-old man died at the scene in the early hours of this morning. The alarm was raised just after 3:15 am, but the emergency services that responded to the scene said that the man was already dead when they arrived.
Local authorities are investigating, and police sources said the man had been on a second-floor balcony when he fell over the edge.
The first 999 call that came in indicated he was lying on the ground below an apartment block near a British supermarket and a short walk from the seafront and popular beach clubs.
Witnesses are believed to have told police and paramedics who arrived on the scene that the man had thrown himself from a second-story balcony.
Some reports have described the building from which he fell as a hotel, although it is understood to be an apartment block where tourists stay.
The first 999 call that came in indicated the man was lying on the floor below an apartment block near a British supermarket.
In recent months there have been several tragedies with tourists at the San Antonio festival (Sant Antoni de Portmany)
A British tourist has died after jumping from a balcony at the Ibizan party resort of San Antonio (file image)
The spot where the man was discovered is very close to the famous O Beach Club in San Antonio, which is popular with celebrities and is co-owned by Gary Lineker’s brother, Wayne.
A spokesman for a regional government-run emergency response coordination center said: ‘We were alerted at 3:17am this morning.
‘Initial reports were that a man was lying unconscious in the street.
“He was already dead when the first ambulance arrived and they couldn’t do anything to save him.”
A Civil Guard spokesman, after confirming that the dead man was a 35-year-old Briton, said: “It is too early at this point to say what happened.”
The investigation is ongoing.
The spot where the man was discovered is very close to the famous O Beach Club in San Antonio, which is popular with footballers and celebrities and is co-owned by Gary Lineker’s brother, Wayne.
San Antonio, or Sant Antoni de Portmany, is known for its nightlife and is a popular district for British tourists.
It comes less than two weeks after a 22-year-old British tourist died at the same resort after taking a plunge from a three-star hotel.
Amateur footballer John McKenna, who was from Carlisle in Cumbria, was pronounced dead at the scene after desperate attempts by paramedics to save his life.
His friend and former Carlisle United player Josh Dixon said in a tribute at the time: “Absolutely heartbroken to write this.” One of my closest companions throughout school.
‘Wherever you went you would put a smile on someone’s face. It will be a great miss for all of us. Rest easy big guy.
John McKenna, 22, from Carlisle in Cumbria, died after a fall on June 23 in San Antonio, Ibiza
Another friend, Olly Doyle, said of his companion, who was known as ‘the great John’: ‘A true gentleman and the most genuinely amiable boy of all.
‘Never a smile off his face, one of the best. Rest easy big guy.
Electrician John, who was staying at the blue Llevant hotel where the tragedy occurred, played for Carlisle City Sunday League Premier, Scotby FC.
The club said in a tweet after learning of John’s death: ‘Today we lost a legend, a brilliant player but an even better person.
In another similar tragedy, a 24-year-old British woman died in September last year after jumping from a balcony at the Hotel Rosamar in Cala de Bou, a short drive from San Antonio.
She was named shortly after the tragedy as Robyn-Eve Maines, from Wallasey, Merseyside.
In a tribute to her daughter at the time, mother Clare Maines said: “Our beautiful 24-year-old daughter sadly passed away after falling 30 feet from her balcony.” There are no words for us. We are truly heartbroken.
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