British man dies in 20ft balcony fall on holiday in Ayia Napa

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British man dies in 20ft balcony fall on holiday in Ayia Napa


A British holidaymaker has died in a 20ft balcony fall in Ayia Napa, Cyrpus.

Kona Gamble, 21, an electrician from Leicester, was enjoying a holiday with 11 friends.

He lost his balance on the balcony at his apartment on Sunday, and died in hospital from his injuries on Tuesday.

One friend told The Sun: "Kona wasn't particularly drunk or messing about, he just fell. Some of these places have low balconies. Everyone is devastated."

There has been a spate of Brit-abroad balcony tragedies this summer.

In July, a British holidaymaker was left in intensive care after falling from the fourth floor of his hotel balcony while on holiday in Magaluf.

The 21-year-old fell from the Hotel Honolulu at around 3.25am in the morning.

At the beginning of July, a British father-of-three died when he fell from a hotel balcony in Magaluf.

Craig Knapp, 31, from Dundee, Scotland, was on a family holiday in the popular tourist destination when the tragedy occurred.

The number of holidaymakers falling from hotel balconies is continuing to rise, and last year the Foreign and Commonwealth Office joined forces with ABTA in an awareness campaign highlighting the dangers of hotel balconies.

As part of the campaign, young people visiting resorts were handed leaflets about previous deaths and how to stay safe on holiday.

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