British tourists who perished in Spain and took a selfie died after someone lost his balance
The police believe that British tourists who fell on the 30ft ledge in Spain during their selfie died after someone lost his balance and took the other with him
- Jayden Dolman, 20, and Daniel Mee, 25, died after falling on a beach in Spain
- Pair had tried to take a selfie on the wall overlooking the beach when they fell
- Third man, locally named as 24-year-old Lewis Higgins, was treated for shock
- Sources said the trio had climbed a crash barrier to take a photo
Researchers into the death of the Costa Blanca, British friends Daniel Mee and Jayden Dolman, believe that one retired the other after he lost his balance and desperately tried to hold onto it.
The tragedy occurred after the vacation couple climbed on the wrong side of the balustrade on an elevated seafront to take selfies with a third friend.
The police are preparing a report for an investigating judge and are working on the theory that one of the men lost his balance and tried to cling to the arm of his friend in an instinctive, life-saving response – but instead of restoring his foot, He ended up unintentionally taking his friend with him.
The sources of the Guardia Civil also said yesterday that the trio had climbed over a safety barrier above the beach to take a photo before falling down on a rescuers' cabin.
Daniel Mee, 25 (left), died on the evening of the accident on Punta Prima beach, near Torrevieja, on Wednesday evening while 20-year-old Jayden Dolman (right) died in the hospital on Thursday
The pair is said to have climbed the safety barrier on Punta Prima beach near Torrevieja before it had descended from the wall to a lifeguard station (photo)
Plumber Daniel, 25, and student Jayden, 20, both from Bridgwater, Somerset, crashed on the ground at Punta Prima beach near Torrevieja resort around 7:15 pm, around 7:15 pm on Wednesday.
The older man died on the spot and the younger one on Thursday morning after he had flown to the hospital in Alicante and admitted to an intensive care unit.
A third man, locally named as 24-year-old Lewis Higgins, was physically unharmed but was taken to Torrevieja hospital after a panic attack.
It is thought that he was on the right side of the railing when the tragedy occurred.
Investigators have already interviewed him and other witnesses as part of an investigation into the accident.
The families of the deceased have traveled to Spain to organize the repatriation of their bodies.
Dolman was brought to the hospital with an air bridge with serious head injury (pictured) before he died on Thursday
Jayden's cousin paid tribute to him on an emotional Facebook page late on Thursday night.
Nicola Rea, a nurse from Derby, said: “Far too early. We are all so destroyed to lose such a beautiful young man. My heart is now breaking for my cousin and family. RIP Jayden Dolman. & # 39;
She had previously written: & # 39; I am more than destroyed. My dear Jayden left too soon. RIP my little angel. & # 39;
Another friend of the couple added: & RIP Jayden Dolman and Dan Mee. Absolutely stripped. Fly high. & # 39;
A Foreign Ministry spokesman said after Jayden's death in the hospital: “We support the families of two British men after their death in Alicante and have contact with the Spanish authorities. Another British man was involved in the accident and we also offer assistance. & # 39;
A third British man – locally named Lewis Higgins, 24 – had to be treated for shock but was not physically injured. Police have started an investigation (beach, pictured)
The double tragedy of Wednesday night took place less than three days after Luke Freeman, 19, from Reading, Berkshire, died after being immersed in holiday apartments in the resort of Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava.
Punta Prima is the headland that marks the border between the municipalities of Orihuela and Torrevieja.
Punta Prima beach won the prestigious Ecoplaya prize in 2010.
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