UPDATE: Balcony Fall In Ibiza Kills Young British Tourist

Tragic loss of young footballer on holiday in Ibiza

Tragic loss of young footballer. Credit: scotbyFC/Twitter.com

Saturday, June 24 at 11:45 am

Tributes for a young British man, who fell to his death in Ibiza yesterday are pouring in on social media.

The man has been named as 22-year-old John, a talented and much-loved team member of Scotby FC, a Sunday League Team in Carlisle.

A brief but heartfelt tribute was posted on his team’s Twitter page, Scotby FC: ‘Today we lost a legend, a brilliant player but an even better person, never forgotten but loved always! RIP big John’

Rival teams were also quick to give their support, among the many were Currock FC: ‘Sorry for your loss lads. Thoughts are with yous all.’

Cumberland FC: ‘We are so sorry to hear this tragic news. Our thoughts are with John’s family & friends as well as his teammates.’

One fellow player shared his thoughts: ‘Absolutely devastating. Never without a smile on his face, was an absolute pleasure sharing a changing room with you and you will be missed more than words can say especially at Scotby. Super John McKenna R.I.P.’

One person posted: ‘Absolutely devastated. Watched him grow from a baby to an absolute gentleman. We need to all be there for big kev and his family. Love you always John Mac – Never forgotten.’

‘What a fella, will be a massive miss and never failed to lift the mood! Pleasure knowing you for so long. Rest easy,’ added another.

Friday, June 24 at 3:21 pm

Authorities in Ibiza today reported the death of a young man in his 20s, who fell from a hotel balcony.

On Friday, June 23, a 22-year-old British man died after falling from the third floor of a budget three-star hotel in Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza, according to Onda Cero.

The incident is believed to have happened around 11:00 am this morning. The exact circumstances surrounding the young man’s death are as yet unknown.

According to information from the Guardia Civil, the incident took place at an establishment located in Calle Ramón y Cajal, number nine. When the incident was reported to the emergency services, several units of the Sant Antoni Local Police, Guardia Civil and two 061 ambulances arrived on the scene.

The SAMU 061 unit explained that it responded with an ambulance Advanced Life Support and other Basic Life Support units, but despite their efforts had made unsuccessful resuscitation manoeuvres. Sadly the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is reported that as a direct result of the impact, the tourist went into cardiorespiratory arrest and suffered severe injuries. For the moment, the causes of the incident are unknown, although according to some sources of the investigation, the young man was in the company of another compatriot in the room, although it is not known why he fell from the third floor.

Other inside sources reported that when he fell from the balcony of the room, he had been sharing it with a friend. The friend, whose nationality has not been revealed, is currently being questioned by police.

A brief statement from the Guardia Civil only confirmed that: ‘A 22-year-old British man has died this morning after plunging from the third floor of a hotel in San Antonio.

‘This incident is still under investigation. All lines of inquiry are being explored and it is still too early to say exactly what happened.’

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John Ensor

Originally from Doncaster, Yorkshire, John now lives in Galicia, Northern Spain with his wife Nina. He is passionate about news, music, cycling and animals.