Brit tourist falls to death from balcony of Portugal’s holiday resort

Published on : Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Albufeira PortugalA 28-year-old Briton died instantly after falling from the balcony of a holiday apartment inside a resort of Algarve at Albufeira in Portugal.



The man was staying at the Janelas do Mar Apartments on the fifth floor of the seaside resort with two of his friends. Both of them were fast asleep, when the tragic incident took place.



The British holidaymaker plunged to his death near about 4.30 am local time on Tuesday, 26th July.



The hotel receptionist was the one to inform the authorities about the accident. The body of the victim was discovered on the ground, in front of the apartment building he was staying in. It was found that a loud thud was heard by the receptionist just before the body was discovered.



The 28-year-old was already lifeless, when the medical team arrived on the ground.



The authorities informed that they are about to perform a post-mortem on the victim’s body to make sure no foul-play was involved with the death.



Albufeira’s police from GNR force launched a formal investigation.



The local firefighter chief, Francisco Abreu expressed that they are lamenting the Brit holidaymaker’s loss of life.



At present, the Civil Guard officers are also investigating the sudden fall of the victim.

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