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A British holidaymaker was in a critical condition in a French hospital last night after falling from a balcony during a ‘passionate sex session’ in full view of the public.
The 30-year-old and his partner plunged 12ft from the first floor of their holiday rental in the Riviera resort of Le Cannet, north of Cannes, after toppling over railings.
The man was rushed to an intensive care unit at the Pasteur Hospital in Nice, while his partner, who is 28 and Canadian, was ‘hurt but stable’.
It is thought she may have been cushioned by her lover in the fall.
An investigator said last night: ‘The couple were seen making love on the balcony of their holiday rental flat.
'They were becoming very passionate indeed, and suddenly toppled into the street below. Neighbours called the emergency services immediately.’
Police have opened an investigation to establish whether alcohol or drugs may have been involved in the accident on Saturday at 12.30pm.
There was no indication that anybody else might have been involved, said the source. Reports of British tourists dying or being injured from balcony falls have become a depressingly familiar part of the summer holiday season.
The problem is usually in Spanish Costa resorts frequented by groups of young men and women who drink vast quantities of alcohol.
The British man and his Canadian partner are said to have fallen at around 12.30pm on Saturday afternoon in the Riviera seaside resort of Le Cannet, north of Cannes.