A man from Austria in his fifties has died after falling from a hotel balcony in Mallorca. The man fell from his hotel room on the third floor on Thursday, and he was alone in the room when the incident occurred. According to witnesses, guests of the hotel had previously seen the man in the aisle before he hit the ground a short time later. The circumstances surrounding the fall have yet to be determined. The man died on Saturday after being treated at a hospital in Palma. Local authorities have ruled out outside influence in the incident.
The local foreign ministry has confirmed the man’s death and stated that the embassy in Madrid is in contact with the relatives and will support them in all further steps. However, the ministry did not provide further details about the man “out of consideration for the relatives and for reasons of data protection.”
Falls from balconies in Mallorca, which are referred to as “balconing,” are a recurring problem, with deadly incidents occurring almost every year. Typically, victims are vacationers who either jump from their balcony into the pool or attempt to enter their room via the balcony after losing the key.
The incident has once again brought attention to the dangers of balconies in Mallorca and the need for greater safety measures to be put in place. The authorities have yet to determine whether the man’s fall was accidental or the result of a deliberate act. The investigation is ongoing, and more information is expected to be released in due course.
Meanwhile, the local authorities have reminded visitors to be cautious when using hotel balconies and to follow all safety guidelines to avoid accidents. They have also warned against risky behavior, such as jumping from balconies, which can have fatal consequences.