British tourist, 20, dies after plunging from second floor of Magaluf hotel

A British tourist has died after plunging from the second floor of a hotel in Magaluf, becoming the second UK holidaymaker to die in a fall this week.

The 20-year-old was found lying on the ground close to death by a tobacco shop around 3am on Friday morning.

Police and emergency services tried to save his life but he died at the scene.

He was staying in a room with friends at the hotel near to where he was found – called the Wave House.

Sources said Civil Guard officers woke up his friends to tell them the bad news. They were sleeping and knew nothing about the tragedy.

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The incident is now being investigated to see if the man jumped or fell by accident.

A police source said: “The dead man is a British 20-year-old.

“An investigation is under way.”

The four-star hotel overlooks the beach and sea front promenade in Magaluf on the island of Majorca.

It is home to an outdoor surf simulator and pool with artificial waves.

The hotel boasts on its website of offering guests “an elegant stay packed with fun"

Spain is the most popular destination for Britons, with nearly 19million nationals visiting every year, according to the Foreign Office.

Most visits are trouble-free, but a number of Brits have died there recently.

Colin McGarry, a 48-year-old from Belfast, died after falling from a balcony in Benidorm between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

He was on a short break with friends and had decided to go on the trip because it coincided with the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham.

Last month, a 51-year-old tourist died after getting into difficulties in the sea off a Costa del Sol resort.

The man was helped out of the water on popular Carvajal beach in the Fuengirola resort but died at the scene.

In March, Jim Clark, a 33-year-old Scot, died after a fight between British holidaymakers in Benidorm's Little England area.

Mr Clark was on a stag do in the Costa Blanca resort when he died.

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