Briton who died after falling from second-floor balcony in Ibiza ‘cheated death by falling 30ft at the same resort in 2018 when he impaled himself on a parasol’
- The 35-year-old man was impaled in September 2018 and had to be rescued
- Died in a second fall Tuesday at the San Antonio party resort
A British man who lost his life after jumping from a second-floor balcony in Ibiza two days ago cheated his death by falling 30ft at the same resort almost five years ago, it came to light today.
The 35-year-old man, who has not been identified, ended up impaled on an umbrella pole in a near-tragedy in September 2018 and had to be rescued by police and firefighters, well-placed sources confirmed.
He lost his life in a second fall early Tuesday morning from a nearby apartment block in San Antonio’s party resort.
Police found drugs in his room in the shared apartment where he was staying after the tragedy, above a British supermarket and opposite the famous O Beach Club, popular with footballers and celebrities and co-owned by Gary Lineker’s brother, Wayne.
Full autopsy results are not yet available, but police sources said overnight investigators believed the dead man may have been acting under the influence of drugs when he jumped over the edge of his balcony.
A Briton who lost his life after jumping from a second-floor balcony in Ibiza (pictured) two days ago cheated death by falling 30ft at the same resort in 2018, it has transpired
2018: The same man is seen being taken to an ambulance after he plunged from a fourth-floor balcony and crashed into a table on a first-floor terrace, impaling himself on a pole.
The alarm was raised around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday.
The first calls to 999 reported a man lying unconscious on the pavement, but he was already dead when first responders arrived.
Although he was described as a non-resident after news of the tragedy broke, it was not immediately clear this morning if he had been on vacation or working in San Antonio.
News of the man’s death comes shortly after amateur footballer John McKenna, 22, from Carlisle in Cumbria, died at the same resort after taking a plunge at a three-star hotel on June 23.
He was pronounced dead at the scene after desperate attempts by paramedics to save him.
Pal and former Carlisle United player Josh Dixon admitted in a tribute at the time that he was ‘heartbroken’, writing in a social media tribute: ‘Absolutely heartbroken writing 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.
The man had to be rescued by police and firefighters after falling from a fourth-floor balcony and crashing into a table on a first-floor terrace in 2018.
In recent months there have been several tragedies with tourists at the San Antonio festival (Sant Antoni de Portmany)
Another friend, Olly Doyle, added of John, known as ‘the great John’: ‘A true gentleman and the most genuinely pleasant lad.
‘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.
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