Lancashire

Menorca fall claims life of British holidaymaker

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Image caption The Foreign Office said it was providing consular assistance and was in touch with the family

A woman from Lancashire has died after falling 30ft (9m) over a wall on the Spanish island of Menorca.

Kay Flitcroft, 30, from Blackpool, was on holiday with her husband in the Cala En Porter resort.

Mrs Flitcroft was taken to hospital by air ambulance on Saturday morning but doctors were unable to save her life.

An investigation is under way but the BBC understands Spanish authorities are treating Mrs Flitcroft's death as a tragic accident.

Her brother, Michael Isherwood, said his sister's body was found at the bottom of a wall, but it is still unclear exactly what happened.

The Foreign Office said it was providing consular assistance and was in touch with the family.

'Infectious smile'

Mr Isherwood said his sister had gone out with her husband on Friday night to meet her parents and watch the England vs Peru friendly match on television.

"Her husband left at about twelve o'clock, she wanted to stay out a bit longer," he said.

"She didn't come home in the morning; they opened the door to look for her, heard an ambulance [and] went over and she was found at the bottom of a wall."

He added: "She would light up any room when she went in it; she had the most infectious smile. She was a brilliant person."

Her brother said the couple did not have any travel insurance, so the family was raising money to get Mrs Flitcroft's body repatriated.

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