Brit holidaymaker plunges from 15th floor of Benidorm apartment block to his death

“Don’t take unnecessary risks around balconies, particularly if you’re under the influence of drink or drugs.

“Your travel insurance may not cover you for incidents that take place on a balcony or if you were under the influence of drink or drugs when it happened.

“You should familiarise yourself with the layout of your hotel and accommodation block when you arrive.

“Always follow the safety advice of your hotel and/or tour operator if staying in a room with a balcony and watch out for friends who may be at risk.”

Some local Spanish councils have started to impose fines to those caught behaving irresponsibly on balconies or practising “balconing.”

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