Brit tourist, 20, dies in Magaluf after falling from second-floor hotel at 3am

A BRITISH tourist has died after plunging from the second floor of a hotel in Magaluf.

The 20-year-old man was found lying on the ground close to death near a tobacco shop at about 3am this morning.

Police and emergency services tried to save his life, but he passed away at the scene.

He was staying in a room with friends at the hotel near to where he was found – called the Wave House.

Well-placed sources said Civil Guard officers woke up his pals to tell them the bad news because they were sleeping and knew nothing about the tragedy.

The incident is now being investigated to see if the man jumped or fell by accident.

A police source confirmed: “The dead man is a British 20-year-old.

“An investigation is underway.”

The hotel, 16 miles from Palma Majorca Airport, is located on the beach, and is part of resort Sol House Calvia Beach.

The man’s death is the latest in a string of Brit balcony deaths in the popular Spanish beach resort in recent years.

In mid-2018, two weeks after Thomas Owen Hughes celebrated his 20th birthday, he fell to his death hours into his Magaluf break after mistaking the Eden Roc apartment block – where he fell – for his holiday hotel.

British teenager Natalie Cormack tragically lost her life in April last year when she fell to her death from a balcony of the seventh floor from the same Magaluf apartment block.

She had been posting videos and messages on Facebook, saying she had been “having the best time of her life”.

As a result, a glass panel partition was installed at the entrance to Eden Roc to help prevent further tragedies.

Two days ago, the Daily Bulletin in Majorca reported that a 19-year-old British tourist was taken to Son Espases Hospital after falling about eight metres from a building in Magaluf.

Calvia police said that the teen was extremely lucky, as he escaped with just a broken ankle while “balconing” – moving from one balcony to another – at the Edificio Complex.

Cops told the paper the holidaymaker was under the influence of booze and cocaine when he fell into the building’s interior courtyard.