Irish tourist rushed to hospital after plunging from a hotel balcony in Santa Ponsa
Emergency responders found the injured tourist at the back of the hotel in a gap between the hotel building and a small wall.
Gerard CouzensSunday World
AN IRISH tourist has been rushed to hospital after plunging from a hotel in the Majorcan party resort of Santa Ponsa. The 20-year-old was said to be “serious” with head injuries when he was taken to Son Espases Hospital in the island capital after being stabilised at the scene following his fall from the third floor of the four-star TRH Jardin del Mar Beach Hotel. The alarm was raised just after 4.30 this morning.
Emergency responders found the injured tourist at the back of the hotel in a gap between the hotel building and a small wall. One local report said he had told emergency responders he fell while being chased, sparking unconfirmed speculation he may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time. The Civil Guard is investigating. A spokesman for the force confirmed: “We are investigating an incident in which a 20-year-old tourist plunged from the third-floor balcony of a hotel in Santa Ponsa. “He has been taken to Son Espases Hospital in Palma.” The police force was unable to offer any official information early this morning/yesterday morning (SAT) about the holidaymaker’s nationality, but well-placed sources confirmed he is Irish. Emergency responders stabilised him at the scene for around 25 minutes before taking him to hospital in an ambulance. His worried friends are said to have followed close behind in a taxi. On May 3 a 50-year-old Irish tourist was rushed to hospital in a “serious” condition after falling from a second-floor apartment in Santa Ponsa, a popular resort with Irish holidaymakers which is around a 15-minute drive from Magaluf. On May 12 a 34-year-old British tourist plunged to his death from the seventh-floor of his hotel in Magaluf. Witnesses filmed his fall after spotting him risking his life after pacing up and down a narrow ledge on the outside of his balcony at the four-star Melia South Beach Hotel. Police said he had been drinking before the 8.30am plunge and sources said he may have taken drugs. Later the same day a Dutch tourist died after hurling himself off a cliff in a tombstoning stunt in front of his partner and two children. He was subsequently named as a former footballer called Mourad Lambrabatte.