British woman, 48, dies after plunging from the eighth floor of a hotel in Majorca

British woman, 48, dies after plunging from the eighth floor of a hotel in Majorca

  • The hotel has been named as the four-star Hotel Melia Palma Marina, in Palma
  • The 48-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene on Wednesday morning
  • She is believed to have plunged to her death from an eighth-floor room
  • It was not clear if the unnamed woman was a tourist of resident on the island 

A British woman has died after plunging from a hotel in the Majorcan capital Palma.

The 48-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the alarm was raised around 8am this morning. 

The hotel has been named as four-star Hotel Melia Palma Marina.

She is believed to have plunged to her death from an eighth-floor room where she was alone at the time. National Police officers are probing the incident. 

The woman fell from the eighth-floor of a four-star hotel on the beachfront in Palma, Majorca

The woman fell from the eighth-floor of a four-star hotel on the beachfront in Palma, Majorca

It was not immediately clear if the dead woman was resident in Majorca or holidaying on the island and staying at the Palma Marina hotel (pictured)

It was not immediately clear if the dead woman was resident in Majorca or holidaying on the island and staying at the Palma Marina hotel (pictured)

No one from the force could be reached at lunchtime on Wednesday for comment.

Its homicide unit is said to have been tasked with investigating the unnamed British woman’s death. 

It was not immediately clear if the dead woman was resident in Majorca or on holiday on the island.

In May, a 34-year-old British tourist plunged to his death from the seventh-floor of the four-star Melia South Beach Hotel in the Majorcan party resort of Magaluf where he was staying.

Police sources confirmed at the time he had been drinking before the 8.30am plunge on May 12 and local reports said tests were taking place to see if he had taken drugs.

The woman is thought to have been alone at the time of the fatal fall at 8am today

The woman is thought to have been alone at the time of the fatal fall at 8am today

Shocked onlookers filmed him pacing up and down at speed on a narrow ledge on the outside of his balcony before falling to his death after appearing to try to clamber down onto the balcony below.

The same day he died a Dutch tourist lost his life after hurling himself off a cliff in a tombstoning stunt in front of his partner and two children.

He was later named as former footballer Mourad Lambrabatte.

His widow filmed him jumping more than 70 feet to his death on an islet opposite the Majorcan holiday resort of Santa Ponsa near Magaluf. 

source: dailymail.co.uk