- Created on Tuesday, 10 April 2012 08:40
A student from Oxford University is in intensive care after falling from a balcony in a holiday accident.
The accident happened at Bolero Park apartments, a four storey block of holiday apartments in Spain.
Friends of the 21-year-old reported how the student tried to jump from one balcony to another after a night out, but fell.
A policeman who attended the scene of the accident said: "We were called at 4am to reports a British student had fallen from a second-storey balcony at the Bolero Park apartments. He was taken to hospital by ambulance.
"Witnesses said he had been trying to jump from one balcony to another, misjudged the jump and fell to the floor. We believe he had been drinking before the incident."
A spokesperson for Sports International, the organising body behind the student's holiday said: "We were very concerned to hear about this tragic accident and our thoughts and prayers are with Luke’s family. We hope he makes a full recovery.
"We understand he had been on a night out with his football teammates and they came back in the early hours of the morning. He was attempting to climb from one balcony to another when the incident occurred."
Holiday companies have reported that balcony jumping has become a dangerous theme of many young people's holidays in recent years.
Tour operators and hoteliers have been forced to warn against trying the stunts.
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