Lucky Brit teen who plummeted 26ft from Magaluf balcony survives with broken ankle

A LUCKY Brit holidaymaker survived a 26ft fall after trying to enter a Magaluf holiday apartment through the balcony at 3am.

The 19-year-old reportedly plummeted from the balcony at around 3.20am on Punta Ballena in Magaluf.

According to police sources reported by local newspaper Diario de Mallorca, the teen, who’s name has not been revealed, “was drunk and under the effects of cocaine” when he fell.

Emergency services scrambled to the scene following calls from horrified witnesses

They were reportedly shocked to find the boozed-up Brit had been lucky to escape with his life, only suffering a broken ankle.

The victim had fallen into an internal courtyard of the building and was taken to the Son Espases hospital from there, local media report.

Spanish Civil Guard officers have started an investigation to find out how the fall happened.

Local media report this is the second case of an injury from the dangerous trend of “balconing” – when tourists jump from one balcony to another – this year in Magaluf.

On 31st May, an 18-year-old Swedish tourist was seriously injured after falling from a height of 10ft in the resort.

Last season, six young people died after falling in Majorca and many were seriously injured.

Most of the falls were caused by the consumption of alcohol, and the majority happened in Calvia, where Magaluf is located.

As this is a common problem among tourists visiting the city, the city council of Calvia launched a campaign in the UK called Return Trip two months ago.

The campaign’s main target are people between 15 and 29 years old, especially from the UK and Ireland, in order to fight against drunk tourism.

The main message of Return Trip is understanding risks, knowing your limits and how mixing fun and alcohol could be dangerous.

The campaign is focused on social media and pamphlets are given out to people visiting the area.