Bungee jumping accident in Spain sees British woman plummet to her death – Details

Bungee jumping accident in Spain sees British woman plummet to her death - Details

A British woman has died after bungee-jumping from a bridge in Spain.

The woman has been named as Kleyo De Abreu, a 23-year-old from the Brixton area of London.

She was killed in southern Spain on Tuesday afternoon, when she reportedly hit the wall of a bridge in Lanjaron, about 35 miles from Granada at the foot at the Sierra Nevada.

Stains of blood could be seen on the wall.

Ms De Abreu was reportedly being watched by her aunt when the accident happened.

Her father, Bernard Atwell, said relatives were in shock at the death of his daughter, an aspiring fashion and design student who was of South African and Portuguese heritage on her mother’s side.

“Every father will say this but she was very special, she was a very beautiful young woman who had all her life ahead of her,” Mr Atwell said.

“She was 23 years old but to me she will always be my little baby and I would very much like to make sure this doesn’t happen again to anybody else.”

Mr Atwell said that his daughter had returned recently from living in Cape Town, South Africa, to study fashion.

She had had been visiting her aunt Gabriela and cousins in southern Spain after travelling in Morocco.

Ms De Abreu jumped from the Tablate Bridge, which has a drop of 80m and is popular among thrill seekers because it is close to a ravine.

A spokesman for the Guardia Civil in Granada said: “When emergency services arrived the deceased was still hanging from the rope.”

“Although it is too early to draw any conclusions about the circumstances of the death, one of the lines of inquiry is that there was a miscalculation with the rope.”

The rope was not broken, according to local newspaper La Nueva Espana.

The Foreign Office confirmed the death of a British national in Granada.

A spokesman said: “We are liaising with the Spanish authorities and have contacted the family to offer support at this difficult time.”

The Guardia Civil are looking into whether she was bungee jumping on her own or had hired a company, local reports said.