Dad plunges to his death after falling asleep and rolling off hotel balcony

A young father tragically plunged to his death in Ibiza after falling asleep on a hotel balcony and rolling off, an inquest has heard.

Carl Shepherd Liverpool, 28, was holidaying with friends in nightlife hotspot Play d’en Bossa when, after a big night of drinking, he passed out outside his hotel room.

Southwark Coroner’s Court heard this week how the electrician, who the Mirror reports had dual American and British citizenship, plunged three floors to his death at 5:30 a.m. in August 2017.

Paramedics battled for 45 minutes to save him, but he succumbed to catastrophic head injuries before reaching the hospital.

Eerily, friends told the inquest how party-loving Liverpool decided to extend his stay by one day on a whim.

“Carl chose to stay in, he was far too exhausted to go out on the Sunday,” friend Mike Higgans said.

“We left the cub at around 5:30 a.m., when we got back there were some emergency services outside the apartment. As we arrived at the room, I remember walking out and looking down at the floor. We ran downstairs and was told to stand back. It was by far the worst moment of our entire lives,” he told the inquest.

“Our neighbors stated that they had seen him sleeping on the edge, he looked ‘stable,’ according to them. I can only imagine that he rolled off in his sleep, there was no barriers at the end of the balcony. He could party slightly longer than us, but he had been drinking from early that day, I wasn’t surprised when he said he felt shattered.”

Friends have said Liverpool showed no signs of wanting to take his own life. A toxicology report revealed the presence of alcohol, cocaine and ecstasy in the young dad’s system.

The death has been recorded as an accident, as the result of an unintended act.


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