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Brits warned over holiday balcony falls

Brits partying abroad Photo: PA Archive

Record numbers of young British people have fallen from balconies while on holiday abroad so far this year, it has been revealed.

Three Britons have died during a total of 13 incidents to date in 2012. Nine of those have happened in Majorca and Ibiza, already matching figures for 2011.

  • There have been 13 incidents of young people falling from balconies so far this year.
  • Three of these cases resulted in death while others have been seriously injured.
  • In Majorca and Ibiza, for instance, two of UKs top tourist destinations, there have been 9 cases - already matching figures for 2011, despite only being half way through the season.
  • Most incidents involve young people between the ages of 18 and 35 and whilst not always the case, alcohol often plays a part.

Daybreak's Michelle Morrison reports.

In this video, released the Foreign Office, Jake tells the story of how he survived a balcony fall in Magaluf.