A British man is fighting for his life after plunging from the third floor of a vacation apartment on the Costa del Sol, reports say.
Local media suggests that the person , 31, had tried to leap within the swimming bath below during a celebration with friends.
Malaga-based newspaper Sur said he missed the water and instead hit a sunshade next to the pool before crashing to the bottom .
The unnamed man is claimed to possess been rushed to hospital with a severe head injury, organ damage and multiple fractures.
The incident happened around 7pm on Monday at an apartment complex in San Pedro de Alcantara, near Marbella.
Emergency responders spent nearly 40 minutes stabilising the injured man at the scene before he was taken by ambulance.
The man was then rushed to the Costa del Sol Hospital, a 20-minute chase away .
He was subsequently transferred to a different hospital in Malaga and admitted to medical care .
His condition has been described as “very serious”.
Police couldn’t be reached early Wednesday for comment.
Jumping from a balcony into a pool below is understood as balconing.
Both British and Spanish governments have worked to prevent the practice, which is punishable with a fine.
Last month a Norwegian tourist died after losing her balance and plunging from a ninth-floor balcony as she took a selfie.
The woman, 24, was also staying in Marbella.
She is claimed to possess gone out on the balcony to smoke and take some holiday snaps and videos while a few she had met during her sunshine break were trying to urge their baby child to sleep.