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British holidaymaker dies after falling over roadside drop in Minorca

British holidaymaker, 72, dies after falling 12 feet over roadside drop at resort in Minorca

  • 72-year-old was returning to his hotel in Cala En Porter, a beach resort in Spain
  • He tripped and went over the edge of a low wall in the early hours of Saturday 
  • Passer-by spotted his body at around 10.30am and alerted emergency services

A British holidaymaker has died after falling down a roadside drop at a resort in Minorca.

The 72-year-old tripped and went over the edge of a low wall separating the pavement from a 12-foot drop to waste ground below in the early hours of Saturday morning.

He was returning to his hotel in Cala En Porter, a beach resort in the municipality of Alaior on the island’s south coast, after a night out with a friend.

A 72-year-old British holidaymaker has died after falling down a roadside drop at a resort in Minorca, Spain

A passer-by spotted his body hours later – around 10.30am – and alerted emergency services.

The unnamed OAP is thought to have been holidaying with his wife.

The hotel they were staying at has not been named.

A post-mortem is due to take place over the weekend.

The unnamed OAP was returning to his hotel in Cala En Porter, a beach resort in the municipality of Alaior

The unnamed OAP was returning to his hotel in Cala En Porter, a beach resort in the municipality of Alaior

A routine police investigation, which is being coordinated by a local court, has been launched.

But Civil Guard sources said everything was pointing to the incident being an accident.

The post-mortem is expected to determine if the dead man had been drinking before his fatal fall and whether excess alcohol may have played a part in what happened.

 

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