18 May, 2022 @ 10:30
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Man killed in cliff jump on Mallorca named as Dutch footballer Mourad Lambarette

Mourad Lambarette died in a cliff jump
Mourad Lambarette died in a cliff jump

THE tourist who plummeted to his death from a cliff in Mallorca last week has been identified as famous Dutch football player Mourad Lambarette from Arnhem.

The ex-football player for Vitesse, a team in the Netherlands, died when he jumped from a 22-meter cliff into the sea in the  Islas Malgrats de Santa Ponca last Thursday, May 12 at 1.45pm.

The 31-year-old who was on holiday with his partner and son in Calvia misjudged the leap and crashed into rocks below before rolling into the sea.

His partner who was on a boat off shore filmed his leap on her mobile phone and was broadcasting live on social media when it went tragically wrong,

She could be heard screaming “Oh my God” at the moment of impact.

Divers from the Guardia Civil retrieved the body some 15 metres from the shore after a search with a boat and helicopter. A post mortem revealed that as well as suffering injuries like a broken arm and hip, the loss of consciousness caused him to drown.

“Vitesse has received the sad news that Mourad Lamrabatte has tragically died,” the Eredivisie side said in a statement on Twitter.

“We wish all his family members a lot of strength in this sad time,” they added.

Jorge Hinojosa

Jorge Hinojosa Mena was born and bred in Madrid before moving to the UK to study. After an undergraduate degree in Manchester, he completed an MA in International Journalism at City. He has worked in radio and for Spain’s Efe news agency before joining the Olive Press in March 2022. Contact: [email protected]

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