It's a miracle! British teen survives 90ft fall from Majorca hotel

Katy Holland


A British teenager has survived after plunging seven stories from a hotel in Majorca.

The 19 year old, named in local media reports as Jacqos Evans, broke an arm and an ankle in the 90ft fall. He is described as being in a 'serious' condition in hospital but police say they are amazed he survived.

The incident happened at the three-star Torrenova Playa Hotel in Magaluf. This lively resort (pictured) is popular among young Brits.

The Torrenova Playa hit the headlines last year after a British schoolgirl, Grace Ford, 17, fell from an identical height. She died in hospital 12 days later.

There are speculations that the injured boy may have been 'balconing', a craze among young holidaymakers which involves jumping between balconies.

It's the second incident of the season after another 19 year old from Britain jumped from a fourth floor balcony in a hotel in Palma de Majorca last month, in an attempt to reach the pool.

Reports say Jacqos was taken by ambulance to the Son Espases hospital in nearby Palma, the island's capital.

A police source said he believed that the teen had been lucky to survive: 'This lad has been reborn today,' he told reporters.

Last summer, Miss Ford, from Greenhalgh, near Kirkham, Lancashire, fell at the same hotel, which has 12 floors and 78 rooms.

She fell 90ft after scrambling through a window in a bid to sneak past a night porter as she was not a guest in the hotel.

Miss Ford died in intensive care at the Son Dureta hospital.