John McKenna, 22, fell to his death from the balcony of his three-star San Antonio party resort hotel.The man, from Carlisle, Cumbria, was pronounced dead at the scene
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John McKenna, 22, from Carlisle, Cumbria, died yesterday morning at his three-star hotel. hotel Party spot in San Antonio.
He was pronounced dead at the scene after paramedics tried their best to revive him.
Pall and former Carlisle United player Josh Dixon admitted he was “heartbroken”, writing in a social media tribute: “Absolutely heartbroken writing this. One of my closest friends from my time at school.
“Wherever you went, you brought a smile to someone’s face. This will be a huge miss for all of us. Rest in peace, big man.”
Another friend, Olly Doyle, added of John, dubbed ‘Big John’: “He was a true gentleman and the most genuinely nice lad around.
“He never had a smile on his face, one of the best. Rest in peace, big man.”
Helen Ullyart has described news of his untimely death as “soul-destroying”.
Electrician John, who was staying at the Azulean Hotel where the tragedy happened, is understood to have played for Carlisle City’s Sunday Premier League side Scotby FC.
The club said in a tweet late yesterday: “Today we lost a legend, a player of great talent but an even better man.
“Never forgotten but always loved. RIP Big John.”
Initial reports said the man fell from the fifth floor of a San Antonio hotel, but sources said the man was on the balcony of a room on the third floor and was understood to be staying with a friend when he fell. .
The investigation, led by the National Guard and coordinated by a local investigating judge, is ongoing.
Friends who were traveling with John are understood to have been questioned by police, but there is no indication that the tourist’s death was anything suspicious.
There has not been any update on the circumstances leading up to his death.
Following the tragedy, a police insider said: “The incident is still under investigation.
“All lines of investigation are being explored and it is too early to say exactly what happened.”
A National Guard spokesman said yesterday afternoon: “This morning, a 22-year-old British man fell to his death from the third floor of a hotel in San Antonio.
“The incident is still under investigation.”
The alarm was sounded just before 11am yesterday. Paramedics said the man had gone into cardiac arrest when the first ambulances arrived and they were unable to save him.
The incident hotel is an economical three-star hotel near the San Antonio bus station, which belongs to the Azuline hotel group.
It writes on its website: “This is a hotel designed for young people who want low-cost accommodation in the heart of the city; a budget hotel with all the amenities you need for a holiday.
“The hotel is located in one of the most popular nightlife areas of Ibiza. It has a great location just a few meters from the bus station, with spacious and bright rooms and a fantastic terrace pool with snack bar where you can continue to absorb atmosphere.”
Last September, a 24-year-old British woman fell to her death from a balcony at the Cala de Bou Rosamar hotel, a short drive from San Antonio.
She was named Robin Eve Maines, from Wallasey, Merseyside, shortly after the tragedy.
In tribute to her then-daughter, mum Clare Maines said: “Our beautiful 24-year-old daughter tragically passed away after falling 30ft from a balcony. We have nothing to say. Our hearts are truly broken .”
Robin-Eve’s brother Cam Mains went on to say: “For those of you who don’t know today, I lost my older sister Robin-Eve Mains from Ibiza Falling 30 feet from a hotel balcony. She will be loved and remembered forever.” “Because she was an amazing person. Our heart aches for the loss of someone so special. I will always love you sister.”