‘Vast amounts’ of booze blamed for ‘tragic’ death fall from hotel balcony in Magaluf, Majorca

PUBLISHED: 17:22 09 May 2013 | UPDATED: 17:39 09 May 2013

Charlotte Faris, who died in Majorca

Charlotte Faris, who died in Majorca


A WOMAN who fell to her death from a hotel balcony in Majorca had consumed “vast amounts” of alcohol an inquest heard.

Charlotte Faris, of Valley Road, Codicote, died after plunging from a third floor balcony at the Teix Hotel, in party resort Magaluf.

Former Monk’s Walk School pupil Miss Faris, 23, had arrived late the previous evening with a friend, Kayleigh Brown, who gave evidence at the inquest in Hatfield today (Thursday).

The pair had been drinking throughout the day, and started consuming alcohol at the airport before their flight, on May 4 last year.

They continued drinking on the flight, where they had “three or four” cans of lager.

And, once they arrived at the budget hotel, they got changed and went out to a local bar, where they had more lager and “five or six” vodka and Aftershock shots.

Deputy coroner Graham Danbury said: “It is another tragic instance of the dangers of people going on holidays such as this, consuming vast amounts of alcohol and coming to their grief.”

In recording a verdict of accidental death, he added: “Charlotte’s ability to judge what was safe and what was not safe was impaired by alcohol.”

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