Man becomes fourth British tourist to die in Ibiza in 5 weeks

Tourist becomes fourth British holidaymaker to die in Ibiza in 5 weeksAparthotel THB Bahia


A 21-year-old British holidaymaker has drowned in a hotel swimming pool in San Antonio, Ibiza.

Barry Hesford is the fourth British tourist to die on the Spanish island in the last five weeks.

Barry was dragged from the pool at the Aparthotel THB Bahia unconscious and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

A spokesman for the Guardia Civil told the Daily Mail: 'A 21-year-old British man has drowned at a hotel swimming pool in San Antonio.

'We are investigating the circumstances of the death and cannot yet say what happened.'

Mr Hesford died at around 7pm at the hotel, which has 63 holiday apartments and two swimming pools - one for adults and a second for children.

A manager at the hotel said: 'We can confirm that a tourist died on Monday in the pool. The police are investigating the circumstances and we cannot say any more at this stage.'

Three other Brits have died in the past few weeks on the island after falling from balconies.

Samuel McCaughey, 23, from Manchester, fell from his third-floor flat in San Antonio last Friday. Friends say he was trying to walk the balcony wall after a night out.

Mr McCaughey's death came just six days after fellow Briton Jodie Taylor, 25, was killed when she fell from her third floor hotel balcony, also in San Antonio, on the island's west coast.

She had been arguing with another woman on a balcony above her when she lost her balance and plummeted to the street below. She died at the scene last Saturday.

And on 1 July, Robert Marcuccio lost his life after falling 30ft from a hotel balcony in San Jose.

More than a dozen young people, many of them British, have fallen from balconies in Ibiza and neighbouring Majorca this summer.

Several were involved in a game dubbed by Spaniards as 'balconing', in which they climbed from one balcony to another after partying.

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