Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Young Briton dies in balcony plunge

A young Briton has died in Ibiza after plunging from the balcony of a third floor flat

A young Briton has died in Ibiza after plunging from the balcony of a third floor flat.

Samuel McCaughey was killed following the fall in San Antonio on Friday morning.

The Civil Guard has now launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in San Antonio, Ibiza on July 29. Consular assistance is being provided to the family."

Mr McCaughey, who is understood to be in his early 20s, was taken to the Can Misses hospital shortly after 8am on Friday.

It is not clear what led to his fall on the island's west coast.

His death follows that of 20-year-old Jodie Nieman who suffered a heart attack after a night at the popular Space nightclub.

Local police said her death was "almost certainly" drug-related while a hospital spokesman confirmed her group of female friends had taken ecstasy during the evening.

Ms Nieman, from Croydon, south London, had been staying in an apartment in the Playa d'en Bossa resort on Ibiza's south east coast.

The Spanish party island of draws crowds of young Britons every year who come to enjoy its famous nightlife and beaches.

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