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British teenager falls to his death in Magaluf

The victim has been named locally as 18-year-old Thomas Channon, from Wales.

A British teenager has died after falling from a balcony in Majorca, becoming the third Briton to die from a fall in the same resort this year.

The victim has been named locally as 18-year-old Thomas Channon, from Rhoose, Barry, in Wales.

Mr Channon is understood to have fallen from a 65ft raised walkway at the Eden Roc apartment complex in Magaluf in the early hours of Thursday morning after becoming separated from his group on a night out.

It is believed he and friends had taken the trip to celebrate finishing their A-levels.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: “We are assisting the family of a British man who has died in Mallorca, and are in contact with the Spanish authorities.”

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A view of Punta Ballena promenade in Magaluf (Nick Ansell/PA)

Last month 20-year-old Thomas Hughes, from Wrexham in north Wales, also died after falling from a walkway.

He was staying at a nearby hotel and investigators say he may have mistaken Eden Roc for his own accommodation.

In April, 19-year-old Natalie Cormack, from West Kilbride, Ayrshire, was killed while trying to climb from one balcony to another.

She had been working in a bar in the resort, and Spanish police believe she may have been trying to get in to her flat after forgetting her keys.

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