Tourist From Finland Dies in Gran Canaria After Fall From Balcony onto Roof

Gran Canaria, Playa del Inglés shopping centre and the beach

There are just so many tourist deaths in Spain every year, but few are as a result of an illegal act by a Spaniard. Most in fact are due to the negligence, stupidity or drunkenness of the foreign tourist who dies.

This week’s tourist death is of a 25-year-old man from Finland who died after a fall from a balcony at the apartment he was staying at in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria.

His body was discovered, several hours after he was reported missing by his girlfriend, on a roof at the apartment building. Police surmise he fell.

There’s no word yet as to whether he was drunk, or if he simply fell and his death was completely accidental. Sad though it is, at Seriously Spain we always think every tourist who arrives in Spain should be given a piece of paper that says:

“Hundreds of foreign tourists die in Spain every year after getting drunk and falling from their balconies, getting drunk and diving into swimming pools, or just by climbing around on dangerous places they shouldn’t be climbing on and falling to their deaths.

If you don’t want to be one of the sad statistics – USE SOME COMMON SENSE”.

Surely that would help save some lives?