Sunday 17 November 2019

Tourist found dead after Magaluf 'balcony fall'

Magaluf, Mallorca (Majorca)
Magaluf, Mallorca (Majorca)
Ian Begley

Ian Begley

A tourist in his 20s has reportedly died after plunging from an apartment block in Magaluf.

The 20-year-old, locally named as Thomas Owen Hughes, is said to have arrived in Majorca on Saturday.

He was initially described by police on the island as Irish - but on Monday morning they said he was British.

The apartment block where he was found, Eden Roc, is the same one where Scot Natalie Cormack died in April after falling from a seventh-floor ledge.

Mr Hughes's body was found at around 11am yesterday. Local reports said the dead man was staying at a nearby hotel and not Eden Roc.

One source said: "A neighbour alerted police around 11am, saying they could see a person lying on the ground.

"He fell from a height of around 20 metres."

Another said the circumstances were still being investigated and it was too early to reach any conclusions as to why it had happened.

It was not immediately clear if the man died some time before his body was spotted.

A duty court in Palma, Spain, has been placed in charge of an investigation into the man's death and is awaiting a full police report.

Irish Independent

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