4th Briton falls off Spanish hotel

Published:  29 May at 6 PM
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On Friday, a UK national on holiday fell 80 feet from the balcony of a hotel on the Spanish island of Majorca. Twenty-four-year-old Chantelle Serginson is said to have plunged from the sixth floor at the Hotel Marina Barracuda during a row with her mother.
The tourist, who was from Middlesborough, suffered several fractures before being taken to intensive care. The Sunday Mirror reports that she is recovering in hospital and now out of danger.

This is the fourth incident where a British citizen has plunged from a hotel, in just two months, in Magaluf, a popular resort town. On 17 April, Adam Atkinson, 20, had fatal injuries after falling from his hotel’s third floor. Three days later, 28-year-old Benjamin Harper died after falling from a fifth-floor balcony.

Charlotte Faris, 23, dropped to her death from her hotel’s balcony on May 5, only hours after she settled in at the resort. On Spain’s Costa Brava, Luke Parry, an Oxford University student, also suffered severe injuries after falling from a balcony last 2 April.

Hotel falls are not unheard of in Spain, where over 13 million UK tourists arrive annually. However, the growing rate of accidents is creating a serious concern. Over a dozen Britons last year fell from hotels in Spain—three with fatal injuries.

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