Italian dies from balcony-jumping craze: Spanish media

12th September 2010, Comments 0 comments

A young Italian man was the latest casualty in the Balearic Islands of balconing, where people dive from a balcony into a pool, the Spanish media reported Sunday.

The 26-year-old tourist died after attempting to dive into a pool from his seventh-floor hotel balcony on the island of Ibiza, online newspaper Diario de Mallorca said.

He was the sixth person to die from "balconing" in the Balearic Islands -- Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca -- this summer, daily newspaper El Mundo said on its website.

Hotel owners in Majorca and Ibiza plan to secure the balconies of their hotel residences to prevent their young clients from jumping, El Mundo added but did not say how.

© 2010 AFP

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