British holidaymaker, 22, falls to his death from the balcony of a third-floor hotel in Ibiza: friend of the police quiz
- Man died on the spot after the alarm was raised around 11 a.m. this morning
A British holidaymaker has died after jumping from the third floor of a hotel in the Ibiza party resort of San Antonio.
The 22-year-old man died at the scene. This morning around 11:00 am, the alarm was sounded.
Well-placed sources said he fell off the balcony of a room he was in with a friend. The friend, whose nationality is unknown, is questioned by the police.
A police insider said: “This incident is still under investigation. All lines of research are being explored and it is still too early to say exactly what happened.’
A spokesman for the Guardia Civil said: ‘A 22-year-old British man died this morning after jumping from the third floor of a hotel in San Antonio. The incident is still under investigation.’
A Civil Guard spokesman said: ‘A 22-year-old British man died this morning after jumping from the third floor of a San Antonio hotel’ (file image from San Antonio)
The hotel where the incident took place is a budget three-star hotel near the San Antonio bus station called the azuline Hotel Llevant (pictured). Described on travel websites as the ‘perfect place to enjoy the party resort nightlife’
The hotel where the incident took place is a budget three-star hotel near the San Antonio bus station, the azuline Hotel Llevant.
It is described on travel websites as the “perfect place to enjoy the party resort nightlife.”
It is just 200 meters from San Antonio Beach.
Another travel website says: ‘The resort’s nightlife, bars, shops and restaurants surround this well-located hotel and the picturesque harbor is only a few blocks away. This accommodation is a perfect choice for a nice holiday in Ibiza with your partner or friends.’
The website of the Azuline Hotels group, of which Hotel Llevant is a part, states: ‘This is a hotel for young people who want to enjoy centrally located and low-priced accommodation; a budget hotel with all the amenities you need for your holiday.
‘The hotel is located in one of the most popular areas for nightlife on the island of Ibiza.
‘Ideally located just a few meters from the bus station, it has large bright rooms and a fantastic terrace-pool with snack bar where you can keep soaking up the atmosphere.’
A spokesman for an emergency coordination center run by the regional government said: ‘We received the first call at 10:50 a.m. local time.
According to the incoming calls, a man in his 20s had jumped from a hotel in San Antonio.
Another travel website says: ‘The resort’s nightlife, bars, shops and restaurants surround this well-located hotel (pictured), and the picturesque harbor is just a few blocks away. This accommodation is a perfect choice for a nice holiday in Ibiza with your partner or friends.
“Police and paramedics were mobilized as part of the emergency response.”
A health source said: ‘The man had already gone into cardiac arrest by the time the first ambulance arrived.
“Health workers tried to save his life but were unsuccessful.”
A receptionist at the hotel where the incident took place said: ‘We have been told by the police not to say anything and in any case we don’t really know what happened.
“It happened relatively recently and is still being investigated.”
The dead man is said to have landed on the road outside a tattoo parlor.
Guardia Civil agents hid the spot where his body landed with tarpaulins stretched over the road and stopped people from getting too close by cordoning it off with police tape.
Initial reports said the British tourist had fallen from a fifth floor, but well-placed sources said he had been on the third floor balcony of a room where he was believed to have been staying.
A 24-year-old British woman died last September after falling from a balcony at the Rosamar Hotel in Cala de Bou, a short drive from San Antonio.
Her unnamed partner is said to have been with her at the time. He reportedly told police she fell about 30 feet from a second-floor balcony.