Tourist jumps off fourth-floor Gran Canaria balcony after drugs binge

Terrifying moment British tourist, 28, risks his life by jumping off fourth-floor Gran Canaria balcony after 24-hour crack cocaine binge

  • Tourist was filmed walking along the wrong side of a railing at apartment block 
  • The 28-year-old holidaymaker tried to climb round a pillar at end of the building
  • He then squatted down before deliberately jumping off the balcony 
  • He landed on a rental car below which cushioned his fall and saved his life

This is the terrifying moment a British tourist jumped 25-ft off a fourth-floor balcony at a Gran Canaria apartment block after a 24-hour crack cocaine binge.

The 28-year-old holidaymaker was filmed walking along the wrong side of a railing for more than two minutes before his crazy leap. 

He is seen trying to climb round a pillar at the end of the building.

Onlookers then watched in horror as risked his life by deliberately jumping off the side of the three-star Tamaran Apartments in the holiday resort of Playa del Ingles.

The Brit, named locally only by his first name and initials as Ronnie R.W, landed on a Dacia Logan rental car -smashing its windscreen.

Fortunately for the man the car cushioned his fall and saved his life. 

Miraculously he only suffered superficial injuries but he was said to be in a ‘disturbed’ condition and was taken to a hospital in the island capital called the Hospital Universitario Insular.

Local reports said he had been on a drink and drugs bender before jumping.

One said he had approached two local police officers and asked them to call an ambulance before sprinting away and entering the apartment block he jumped from.

The 28-year-old holidaymaker was filmed walking along the wrong side of a railing for more than two minutes before his crazy leap.

Onlookers watched on in horror as he squatted down before risking his life by deliberately jumping off the side of the three-star Tamaran Apartments

The Brit, named locally only by his first name and initials as Ronnie R.W, landed on a Dacia Logan rental car -smashing its windscreen. Fortunately for the man, the car cushioned his fall and saved his life.


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He is understood to have told National Police afterwards he had been taking drugs including crack cocaine for 24 hours before his 25-foot leap.

The incident happened on Friday afternoon.

The Brit tourist is believed to have been staying at a different apartment complex with a friend.

His whereabouts today are unknown.

Police could not be reached for comment.

Three Brits died after falls from the same building this year in Magaluf – a residential block called Eden Roc – although the tragedies were linked to safety flaws which the local council told flat owners had to be remedied.

At the start of September a 20-year-old Brit from Newcastle injured himself in a fall from a Magaluf hotel while he was urinating.

He was later landed with a fine after being visited by police in hospital.

A British holidaymaker cheated death after plunging from a Magaluf sixth-floor balcony at the start of August while reportedly having a poo.

It later emerged he checked himself out of hospital – without waiting for doctors to give him the all-clear – before police could hand him a fine.

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