German tourist dies in attempt to jump into pool from balcony

July 31, 2013 at 12:33 PM

MADRID, July 31 (UPI) -- A German tourist has died in the Spanish region of Catalonia after he attempted an early-morning dive into a pool from a hotel balcony, officials say.

It is the second such incident of the practice known as "balconing" in just over a week, ThinkSpain reported Wednesday.

The tourist, whose name and age have not been released, jumped about 1 a.m. from a fifth-floor balcony of a hotel on the Costa Brava in Girona province.

Police are investigating whether he had consumed drugs or alcohol and whether there were any witnesses.

At least two deaths a year from "balconing" are reported in Spain.

A young Briton attempted the stunt just over a week ago. He remains hospitalized in critical condition.

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