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British tourist plunged to his death from Magaluf hotel balcony just …

A British tourist plunged to his death from the third floor of a Magaluf1 hotel just three weeks after burying his older brother. Alexander Forrest, 20, is understood to have fallen from a balcony at the four-star BH Mallorca Hotel in the popular Spanish resort. The charity worker, who was only four days into his holiday2 with two pals, suffered severe head injuries in the ‘horrendous accident’.

He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Today, it emerged that Alexander’s death on the morning of August 31 was the second heartbreak for his family in less than two weeks.

Daily Record British Tourist Plunged To His Death From Magaluf Hotel Balcony Just ... The 20-year-old charity worker was on Discount Holidays © holiday with two friends at the time of the ‘horrendous accident’

His older brother Nicholai, 23, known as Nikko, died in July and was buried on August 9, the Daily Record3 reports. The cause of his death is unknown. The siblings’ heartbroken dad, Scott Forrest-McNeill, a member of the biker group Blue Angels in Scotland, posted a grief-stricken tribute on social media.

The 47-year-old wrote: U say ur God is real and this is him test me well I say f*** ur gods I am an Angel now it s time to feel my wrath. All I know is I have outlived both my sons so f*** the gods and bring on my wrath.

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Alexander, from Saughton in Edinburgh, is also survived by mum Annette, 54, and sisters Annastasia, 19, and 18-year-old Kayleigh. A JustGiving page has been set up by his friend Josh Candy – who was on Discount Holidays © holiday with him – in a bid to raise money to bring his body home.

British Tourist Plunged To His Death From Magaluf Hotel Balcony Just ... Alexander is understood to have fallen from the third floor of the four-star BH Mallorca Hotel

The page, which was set up on Thursday, has already raised a whopping 4,695 – 117 per cent of the initial 4,000 target. Writing on the page, Josh said: “On Saturday August 27 Alexander Forrest went on Discount Holidays © holiday to Magaluf in Majorca with two friends.

“Unfortunately due to a horrendous accident Alex hasn’t made it home.

On the August 31 Alex was found and pronounced dead.

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“Alex had suffered severe head injuries and died instantly.

“As of the Wednesday, Alex’s mum had to be flown out to Magaluf to try get Alex home.

We now as a group of close friends want to raise as much as we can to support his mum to get Alex home. We all understand it s a lot of money to raise.

Anything and everything, anyone and everyone can afford to donate would be amazing.

Daily Record British Tourist Plunged To His Death From Magaluf Hotel Balcony Just ... A JustGiving page has been set up to try to raise money to bring Alexander’s body home

The young man added last night: I want to thank everyone for such an amazing response and the generosity shown.

People that didn t even know Alex have donated huge amounts and it is amazing.

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Alexander worked for the British Heart Foundation. A Jet2.com4 spokeswoman said on Friday the firm would arrange for his body to be returned home at no cost to his family.

She added: “We would like to offer our sincere condolences to Alexander’s family and friends at this difficult time.

Google Street View British Tourist Plunged To His Death From Magaluf Hotel Balcony Just ... The exterior of the hotel, where Alexander died on the morning of August 31

“We were only made aware today that Alexander is still in Majorca and we understand that the insurance company is still investigating this tragic incident.

“As this is a private matter between the insurers and the Forrest family, we cannot comment on that investigation.

“However if, for any reason, the insurance company cannot arrange for Alexander’s body to be returned home, we will arrange this ourselves at no cost to the Forrest family.”

A Foreign & Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “We are providing support to the family of a British national who has died in Majorca on August 31 and are in contact with the local authorities.”

References

  1. ^ Magaluf (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ holiday (www.mirror.co.uk)
  3. ^ Daily Record (www.dailyrecord.co.uk)
  4. ^ Jet2.com (jet2.com)

Kourtney Kardashian steps out in denim jumpsuit for New York stroll

She missed the kick off of New York Fashion Week – including brother-in-law’s Yeezy show – due to a European vacation on a luxury yacht. But on Friday, Kourtney Kardashian was spotted stateside as she stepped out in a denim jumpsuit in the Big Apple. The 37-year-old reality TV star hit the busy streets rocking a slim-fit blue jean romper which showcased her petite physique.

Kourtney Kardashian Steps Out In Denim Jumpsuit For New York Stroll

Back from holiday: Kourtney Kardashian was spotted stateside after enjoying a European Discount Holidays © holiday as she stepped out in a denim jumpsuit in New York City on Friday

Kourtney, who was recently spotted showing off her toned swimsuit body in the South of France, was more covered up for her outing in New York. The mother-of-three still managed to show off her svelte figure in a chic curve-hugging denim jumpsuit. The stylish short-sleeved onesie featured a front zipper and pockets along with the on-trend wide-legged silhouette.

She added white platforms to her effortlessly cool look and accessorized with a black leather tote bag.

Kourtney Kardashian Steps Out In Denim Jumpsuit For New York Stroll

Hot mama: The 37-year-old reality TV star hit the busy streets rocking a slim-fit blue jean romper which showcased her petite physique

The brunette beauty wore her long straight locks down to cascade past her shoulders and shielded herself from the sun with a pair of over-sized black shades. At one point during her outing she was seen carrying her youngest son, Reign, 18-months, on her hip. The little cutie also wore a onesie put his was white with black speckles and went sans shoes.

Kourtney Kardashian Steps Out In Denim Jumpsuit For New York Stroll

Details: The brunette beauty wore her long straight locks down to cascade past her shoulders and shielded herself from the sun with a pair of over-sized black shades

The hot mama, who’s been on Discount Holidays © holiday in France, was joined by her children Mason, six, Penelope, four, and Reign as well as momager Kris Jenner and her beau Corey Gamble during the European getaway.

All of whom were noticeably absent from Kayne West’s Yeezy show, which garnered mixed reviews, on Wednesday at New York Fashion Week.

‘It was a big disappointment to Kanye that Kris, Kourtney and Khlo didn’t attend his fashion show,’ an insider told People1 on Thursday.

Kourtney Kardashian Steps Out In Denim Jumpsuit For New York Stroll

Sexy swimsuit: Kourtney was noticeably absent from her brother-in-law’s Yeezy show during NYFW on Wednesday and instead was spotted tanning on a luxury yacht in France

References

  1. ^ People (www.people.com)

Step into breathtaking Spanish scenery on a walking holiday with a difference

LOVE the idea of Spain but not the reality of crowded beaches? Fancy a sunny, hassle-free Discount Holidays © holiday away from sandy flesh-pots? So did I. So I booked the Costa Del SOLE instead, for a walking Discount Holidays © holiday with a difference.

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Enjoy Spain away from the hot spots on a walking Discount Holidays © holiday with a difference

Headwater, the walking and cycling specialist, does the hard work of getting you there and moving your gear around, leaving you to enjoy the scenery in my case, the Parc Natural del Cap de Creus. The coast here, just south of the Pyrenees, is pristine and staggeringly beautiful.

The headlands are impressive, broken by lovely, relatively unspoilt fishing villages. Wild heath, forest and rocky outcrops present more than enough challenges for an active walker.

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Eggcellent views . . . Dali s quirky home Port Lligat

The adventure starts in Barcelona, which is handy because you can add a few nights on either side of the walking if you fancy seeing the city. But I couldn t wait to get outdoors so I was straight on a train to the first hotel, the Vilamont Spa in the village of Garriguella.

It was typical of all of the places we stayed: small, friendly and independently run. The owners sent me along to their restaurant in the village for dinner. Catalonian cold cut meats, duck and the local soft red wine soon heal travel weariness.

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The coastal views are amazing and set the perfect scene for walking enthusiasts

But I didn t have the heart to tell them that Caf Colon perhaps wasn t the greatest name. The Discount Holidays © holiday began properly early next morning. Because Headwater moves your luggage from one hotel to the next, all you need during the day is a small, light rucksack for essentials. Headwater also supplies maps and detailed descriptions of each day s walk. Once out of the door, though, you re on your own.

Francisco, our taxi driver and bag courier, spoke a curious mix of either Franish or Spench.

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Wild heath, forest and rocky outcrops present more than enough challenges for an active walker

He dropped me in another small village and pointed to the towering slopes ahead. Up there, he said. And drove off. The path was clearly marked but, wow, it was steep. The first two hours were unrelenting hard work.

But the views from the top were immensely rewarding. That set the format for the whole holiday. You walk for six or seven hours on the harder days, with easier days in between to get your breath back. And if you don t fancy a walk, you can just get in the taxi with the bags to the next hotel.

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First stop was Port de la Selva, a picturesque fishing village with two stone and sand beaches. A few miles away is the atmospheric medieval village of La Selva de Mar, an absolute must for a spot of lunch. The next couple of days proved the highlight of the trip. The walk over the Cap Creus wilderness and along to Cadaques was lovely.

It passes Port Lligat, once the home of Salvador Dali, who lived there for six months of every year, from 1930 to 1982. Stepping inside was like wandering into a Dali painting magical. Only ten people are allowed at a time so you have to book.

It costs 11 Euros and is worth every cent. My hotel for two nights in town was the Playa Sol an ideal spot to chill out.

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Fishing villages and welcoming ports provided fantastic spots to rest after a long day walking

The walk from Cadaques to the town of Roses features the most spectacular section of coastline because the path winds round all the coves on the approach to it. The Hotel Almadraba Park was also my favourite, perched on a cliff overlooking two bays a few miles from the centre of sprawling Roses.

It was pretty much flattened in World War Two but a little area in its heart survived and makes for a lovely stop-off. The last of the days walks returned me to Garriguella in around five hours, then it was back to Barcelona by train again. Off the beaten path doesn t begin to cover this one I d go back even if I had to walk.

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GETTING/STAYING THERE: Headwater s eight-night self-guided Catalan Coastal Walk is from 897 (tour only) or from 1,088 with BA flights from Heathrow and rail transfers. Prices include B&B at a mix of hotels, six evening meals, detailed walking maps and luggage transfers. See headwater.com or call 01606 369410.