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Brit tourist, 33, dies in Magaluf after plunging from seventh floor hotel balcony

By Rita Sobot & Ryan Merrifield & Natalia Penza

A British tourist has died in Magaluf after reportedly falling off a balcony on the seventh floor of a hotel.

The incident happened around 8.30am on Thursday at four-star Melia South Beach Hotel on Notari Alemany, Calvià.

The man was 33 and was staying at the hotel with a family member, it is understood.

Police are investigating the circumstances.

Reports suggest the man might have been trying to balance on the rails of the hotel and slipped.

He fell more than 15 metres.

Civil Guard sources say they believe he could have been intoxicated due to his “strange” behaviour before the incident.

A well-placed source added: “Some witnesses have said they heard shouting before the incident which could be indicative of an argument.

“As we understand it he fell from an overhang on the balcony glass railing he had got onto.

“The local police’s initial impression is that this fall was not the typical fall of a drunken tourist who’s fooling around and loses his balance but the investigation is now being led by another police force which is the Civil Guard.

"It will be up to them and a judge coordinating the probe to determine exactly what has happened.”

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The incident happened at a hotel in Notari Alemany street (Getty Images)

The emergency services rushed to the scene, including an ambulance, police and the Civil Guard.

Doctors from a nearby medical centre also attended but were unable to revive the victim.

An autopsy is to be carried out in the next few hours.

A spokesman for a regional government-run emergency response coordination centre confirmed: “We got the first call at 8.39am this morning.

“Ambulances, local police and Civil Guard were sent to the scene but there was nothing that could be done to save the man who was subsequently declared dead.”

A Spanish Civil Guard spokesman said: “The incident is very recent and there’s not a lot we can say at the moment as the investigation is ongoing.”

A receptionist at the hotel where the incident occurred said: “It’s all very recent and we’re not making any comment at the moment.”

The hotel overlooks Magaluf beach.

It has four pools and a spa with a sauna and Turkish bath as well as an elegant beach club.

It used to be called ME Mallorca.

TripAdvisor describes it as an “ideal place for stylish vacations.”

It adds: “The music, the sun and the fashion are the main protagonists of the hotel, which will immerse you into vibrant and chic summer ambiance, with relaxing days and nights to remember.”

Fines remain in place for banned practices like balconing, the Spanish term used where people try to jump from their balconies into swimming pools or put their lives at risk by climbing from one outside balcony to another.

Meanwhile, a tough six-drinks only alcohol rule is also attempting to curb any unruly drunken behaviour and keep tourists safe.

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