British holidaymaker dies after falling from Ibiza hotel window 'while being sick'


British holidaymaker dies after falling from Ibiza hotel window 'while being sick'Stock photo, Ibiza: Alamy


A British holidaymaker has died in Ibiza after falling out of a fourth-floor hotel room while being sick.

Michael White, 27, reportedly slipped and fell while vomiting from a window at the Hotel Orosol in San Antonio.

Paramedics found him dead at the scene when they arrived at 8.40 am yesterday morning (Tuesday).

According to the Daily Mail, a Civil Guard spokesman said: "All the evidence we have gathered so far indicates the dead man fell to his death by accident as he leaned out of a window to be sick."

His mother Tina Waring, from Scunthorpe, has paid tribute to her son on Facebook.

According to This Is Scunthorpe, she wrote: "With a very heavy heart that I write this because today I received the heart breaking news that my third born son Michael James White has tragically died in an accident while holidaying with friends in Ibiza. R.I.P Mick we all love you so much 'You'll Never Walk Alone' xxx"

A unnamed staff member at Hotel Orosol told the Daily Mail: "This is a small family-run hotel and the first time anything like this has happened in the 42 years we've been open and it's left us in a terrible state of shock.

"The dead man had only just arrived at the hotel and had enjoyed his first night out.

"He was with a group of about 18 friends who were split between this and another hotel. They were only staying three days. They seemed lovely lads. They're obviously all very cut-up about what's happened.

"We've helped them get in touch with British Embassy officials so they can find out what they have to do next. We'll obviously help them with everything they have to do to ease the pain they must be feeling.

Last month, British tourists were warned of the dangers of balcony falls after the shocking rise in injuries and fatalities.

At the time, Foreign Office figures showed that there had been 13 incidents of young people falling from balconies this year.

Just a week after the warnings were issued, a British teenager fell 30ft from a balcony in Magaluf and was badly injured.

Three of these cases resulted in death while others had been seriously injured. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and ABTA The Travel Association decided to join forces on a campaign to help prevent balcony incidents among young people in popular holiday resorts.

In Majorca and Ibiza, two of the UK's top tourist destinations, there have now been 10 cases – already matching figures for 2011, despite only being half way through the season.

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