There are reports that a British teenager, Thomas Ousby, 19, has died after falling from a fire escape on the ninth floor of a four-star hotel, the Atlantic Park, in Magaluf, Majorca. He is not the first Brit to die from such a fall and surely the safety of hotels and buildings on the holiday island of Majorca should be in question?
Thomas reportedly was planning to return to the UK after working on the island. He tweeted Thursday: "Magas all good, coming home sometime this week tho." He was reportedly not staying at the hotel where he died.
Mr Ousby worked promoting bars, pubs and boozy excursuions on Majorca to tourists. In June he tweeted: "Crazy times haha! It's all good selling tickets for bar crawls n boat parties."
The British Foreign Office is working with Tom's family at this sad time. Friends have posted tributes to Tom on facebook and twitter.
Majorca is a Balearic Island, louder, bigger and more brash that its close neighbour Menorca. Majorca attracts a range of holidaymakers each summer and young people are drawn to the explosive night-life of this island often meaning that too much alochol is consumed by teenagers enjoying a first vacation without their parents.
Magaluf is at the heart of the wild side of Majorca, or Mallorca as it also known, and we do not mean flora and fauna but clubs, music and more.
In 2012 23-year-old Charlotte Faris from Hertfordshire, fell to her death in Magaluf Spain. Her death at the time was the third such death in less than a month. Charlotte died from a fall from the third floor balcony of a hotel during the early hours of May 5, 2012, early in the Balearic holiday season. Charlotte had only checked into her hotel hours before the tragedy.
The Balearic Island of Majorca is a popular destination for young British tourists but as we said all too many soon become the worse for wear following heavy drinking sessions. That does not mean that alcohol played a part in any of these deaths though.
Heed the warnings and if you are planning a trip to Majorca look after yourself and stay safe.