Tourists injured by jumping from the balcony into the pool
Another tourist hit in Ibiza, by jumping from the balcony of his hotel room in the pool located underneath. In early June, 34-year-old Briton was hospitalized in critical condition with a spinal injury.
The so-called “balkoning” – jumping from the balconies to the pools – the increasingly popular entertainment among tourists. This is an incredibly dangerous thing was the cause of many serious injuries and even death of tourists. Only in 2010 in the Balearic Islands (Spain) killed four fans jumping from the balcony, and more than 30 injured. As a rule, it is men between 18 and 25 years.
A series of tourist deaths prompted the Spanish authorities to take legislative measures, and in 2014 a ban on jumping from the balcony to the pool and from the balcony to the balcony. Violators face a fine ranging from 200 to 400 euros. However, even this does not stop the tourists, often in a state of alcoholic intoxication, from the desire to “fly.”