Horrifying moment British tourist jumps into the sea in front of 100ft cliff in Ibiza and hits rocks
Horrifying moment British tourist jumps into the sea from a 30-meter cliff in Ibiza and hits rocks, taking serious back injuries
- The tourist in her thirties tried to jump into the water at a beauty spot in Ibiza
- Fellow tourists pulled him out of the water before the ambulance arrived
- The man was taken to intensive care after a severe spinal cord injury
This is the moment when a British tourist was seriously injured after jumping off a cliff into the sea on the holiday island of Ibiza.
Shocked spectators recorded the moment the thrill seeker jumped into the water at a beauty spot called Cap Negret near the party resort of San Antonio.
A loud boom, presumably the sound of the Briton hitting rocks underwater, could be overheard in the footage published by the island newspaper Periodico de Ibiza.
The injured man, who was admitted to intensive care with injuries that included broken bones and a spine problem, was initially thought to have jumped from a height of nearly 70 feet.
Shocked spectators recorded the moment the thrill seeker jumped into the water at a beauty spot called Cap Negret near San Antonio’s party resort
But according to today’s reports, the top of the cliffs was over 100 feet above the water.
One of the astonished Spaniards who filmed the scene could be overheard by telling a friend, “They are crazy” as they watched the Brit looking over the water next to a friend as he prepared to jump.
The injured man, 38 years old and in the Can Misses Hospital of Ibiza, has not been named. Hospital chiefs have yet to confirm that he has now moved from intensive care to a traumatology unit.
The alarm was sounded around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
Firefighters led the rescue, although the local police, vigilante and paramedics were also mobilized by a regional government-run emergency response coordination center.
Reports have shown that the cliff was 100 feet long. The injured man was admitted to intensive care unit with injuries reportedly having broken bones and a spine problem
Cap Negret is known in Ibiza as one of the best places in Ibiza to watch the sun go down.
In August 2018, a British holidaymaker in Ibiza died after jumping off a cliff and hitting rocks in a freak accident while celebrating his 24th birthday.
Paul Gardner, from North Shields, dove into the sea at a bay near San Antonio called Cala Gracio.
It was said at the time that he had hit rocks when jumping from a height of about 20 feet in a misjudged attempt to reach deep water.
Local police, vigilante and an ambulance were dispatched to the scene, but the Briton had suffered cardiac arrest and attempts to resuscitate him had failed.
Paul had only flown from Newcastle airport to Ibiza with friends two days before the tragedy. They stayed at the four-star Orosol in San Antonio.
On Wednesday, it was also revealed that a 26-year-old Briton was seriously injured after jumping out of a third-floor apartment in the Majorcan capital, Palma.
On Thursday, it was confirmed that he lived on the property with his girlfriend.
He ended up in an internal patio and deceived death after his fall was caught by a plant. The police have started a routine investigation.