British tourist in intensive care after Magaluf balcony plunge

Sinead Moore
British man in intensive care after Magaluf balcony plunge
British man in intensive care after Magaluf balcony plunge



A British holidaymaker is in a critical condition after falling from a fourth-floor balcony while on holiday in Magaluf.

Ryan Westwood, 22, suffered serious head and body injuries after plummeting from the balcony yesterday morning.

According to the Daily Star, Ryan wasn't found until 9.15am. A witness called emergency services and paramedics discovered Ryan unconscious on the ground.

His condition was said to be "serious but stable" on Thursday night, reports the Mirror.

Ryan, from Barrow in Furness, Cumbria reportedly fell from his holiday apartment near the resort Punta Ballena strip while climbing between balconies to reach his room after a night out.

His friends have been interviewed by police as part of a routine investigation.

In 2013, a young British holidaymaker was killed after falling just two metres from a hotel balcony having lost his balance because he was suffering with tinnitus.

Sam Hill, 22, a plumber from West Yorkshire, had been on a night out with a friend on holiday in Magaluf when he fell from the emergency escape balcony at the Hostal Villa de Sol.

At an inquest in Bradford in February, coroner Sam Cariss recorded a verdict of accidental death caused by head injuries, and attributed the fall to a combination of tinnitus and alcohol.

Referring to the relatively short fall, he said Sam's skull was thinner than most people's, adding: "What we can assume happened is that Sam, due to his tinnitus, had overbalanced on the balcony and fell."

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