Teenager becomes third British person to die at Magaluf complex

A British teenager has become the third tourist within a year to die at the Eden Roc apartment complex in Magaluf, after falling from a balcony.

Thomas Channon, 18, from Rhoose near Barry in Wales, fell 21 metres (70ft) from a balcony at the party resort. Channon was visiting the Spanish island to celebrate the end of his A-levels.

His body was found around 10.30am on Thursday in a communal garden area next to the block.

The teenager had no documents and is said to have been staying at the nearby Universal Hotel Florida. Spanish police believe he wandered into the complex at around 4am local time after losing his friends.

The Foreign Office said in a statement: “We are assisting the family of a British man who has died in Mallorca, and are in contact with the Spanish authorities.”

The incident follows the death of Tom Hughes, 20, from Wrexham, who fell about 20 metres from the apartment block. Hughes was staying at a nearby hotel and investigators say he may have mistaken Eden Roc for his own accommodation. An inquest into his death has been opened.

In April, Natalie Cormack, a bar worker from Scotland, fell from the Eden Roc apartment block after losing her keys and trying to edge along an overhang to get into her apartment. She fell to her death from the seventh floor.

The Foreign Office has previously urged holidaymakers to not take risks risks on hotel balconies abroad. “Look out for friends and family and avoid doing anything that might cost a life,” it said.


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