British teen sleepwalks off hotel balcony in Magaluf

Scotsman Jack Fairburn escaped with cuts and bruises


Scottish teen in hospital after sleepwalking off Magaluf hotel balcony

A Scottish teenager is recovering in hospital after falling from a third-floor Magaluf hotel balcony while sleepwalking.

Jack Fairburn, 19, from Kelso, plunged from the hotel balcony on Wednesday morning just hours after arriving on the Spanish party island.

Mr Fairburn said he had returned to his room to go to sleep after his first night out on the island with friends.

According to the Mirror, he said: "First thing I remember is waking up in hospital.

"I can't get over how lucky I am. All I've got is four stitches in my head and a few cuts on my feet. Every story I've read about people falling off first and second-flood balconies, they usually die.

"I came off the third. I shouldn't be alive but I am."

Jack went on to deny reports that he fell while attempting the notoriously dangerous past time of balcony jumping.

Speaking to the Daily Record, he said: "I would never do anything as dangerous as that. I'm not stupid.

"People have also said I was trying to dive into the pool but that was miles away from my balcony.

"I sleeptalk and I sleepwalk. It's happened before but not that often so we didn't think there would be a reason to close the balcony door."

The news comes as officials in Magaluf attempt to crack down on drunken behaviour after a video emerged of an 18-year-old Irish girl performing a series of sex acts on men for free drinks.

The video showed the girl being cheered on as she performed oral sex on 29 men.

Paul Smith, who runs the Carnage bar where the incident occurred, said he feels sorry for the girl but has refused to apologise.

According to the Irish Independent, he said: "What have I done wrong? I've made mistakes but I wasn't the one who forced her to get on the floor. I'm not going to apologise to the family.

"I was disgusted by it and I feel sorry for the girl, but Carnage never forced her to do what she did."

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