Woman crushed to death by a cliff-top boulder she was sitting on with her boyfriend on Majorca

A woman has died in a freak accident on Majorca after a seafront boulder she was sat on with her boyfriend above a cliff gave way then fell on top of her.

The 24-year-old had reportedly picked the spot between two popular coves known as Cala Vinyes and Cala Falco to watch the sun go down with her partner last night.

The pair were perched on the half-tonne rock when they slipped off and it rolled over and landed on the woman, killing her instantly.

The rock crushed her 25-year-old boyfriend’s legs but he was able to call the emergency services and give their location.

A 24-year-old woman died around midnight last night in Majorca when a half-tonne boulder she was sat on with her boyfriend, 25, fell from a cliff and crushed her last night

A 24-year-old woman died around midnight last night in Majorca when a half-tonne boulder she was sat on with her boyfriend, 25, fell from a cliff and crushed her last night

A 24-year-old woman died around midnight last night in Majorca when a half-tonne boulder she was sat on with her boyfriend, 25, fell from a cliff and crushed her last night

The boyfriend's legs were crushed but he managed to call emergency services who had to use several hydraulic cushions to free him and the body of his girlfriend - the two hour rescue effort involved three fire crews

The boyfriend's legs were crushed but he managed to call emergency services who had to use several hydraulic cushions to free him and the body of his girlfriend - the two hour rescue effort involved three fire crews

The boyfriend’s legs were crushed but he managed to call emergency services who had to use several hydraulic cushions to free him and the body of his girlfriend – the two hour rescue effort involved three fire crews

Several hydraulic power tools were needed to lift the rock to free the injured man and the body of his girlfriend. 

Officials confirmed today the dead woman was from the Spanish mainland.

She is understood to have travelled to Majorca to visit her boyfriend who was a summer worker on the island.

He was admitted to Son Espases Hospital in the island capital Palma with leg injuries after a two-hour rescue involving three different fire crews.

The incident happened around midnight last night.

The 24-year-old had reportedly picked the spot between two popular coves known as Cala Vinyes and Cala Falco to watch the sun go down with her partner

The 24-year-old had reportedly picked the spot between two popular coves known as Cala Vinyes and Cala Falco to watch the sun go down with her partner

The 24-year-old had reportedly picked the spot between two popular coves known as Cala Vinyes and Cala Falco to watch the sun go down with her partner

The area where the tragedy happened has now been cordoned off by police following the launch of a routine investigation.

A spokesman for a regional emergency services coordination centre confirmed the woman had died instantly after a rock fell on top of her and a 25-year-old man had been rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

She said: ‘The circumstances surrounding the tragedy are currently being investigated.’

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