Cause of Tourist’s Death Revealed After He Collapses on Spanish Street

Michael Grant, a 45-year-old tourist from Ireland, who passed out on Monday in Magaluf and subsequently died, had consumed cocaine and alcohol. His autopsy findings are still under wraps, although medical examiners revealed they found alcohol and traces of a prohibited Class-A narcotic. They are still determining if the drugs and alcohol were the cause of death.

The initial pre-autopsy examination revealed that Mr. Grant had bite marks on his arm and shoulder, in addition to leg injuries that were consistent with an automobile accident. Near the resort’s infamous Punta Bellena strip, the physiotherapist was discovered unresponsive at around 3:30 in the morning on Monday; he also suffered from a severe wound that was embedded with glass. Although a police investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragedy is ongoing, medical examiners have not discovered any evidence linking the 45-year-old’s death to injuries thought to have been caused by an automobile.

Later today, a thorough autopsy will be conducted to see whether the holidaymaker’s early suspicions of a heart attack following a long day of partying were confirmed or whether anything more sinister is related to his unexpected death. 

To establish who bit him and if it was during an attack, saliva samples were extracted from the bite marks on his chest and shoulder.

The police are still trying to piece together what happened by reviewing footage from cameras near the tourist’s body. 

As unfortunate as it seems, Mr. Grant departed this world while on holiday with his wife, Leanne, and two of their four children, among other Irish families, at the Sol Katmandu Park & Resort. Allegedly, he became separated from his party after a day of drinking by the hotel pool and then going out to a nightclub.

An insider with knowledge of the investigation indicated that the first theory put the man’s pre-death diet as a possible cause of his death, but Grant’s leg injury caused speculation of a hit and run.

Earlier in the day, a representative from Calvia Council—the authority in charge of the Magaluf area—had said the deceased man was British; however, it was later revealed that he was really traveling on an Irish passport. 

His Wolverhampton friends and family mourned Grant’s passing. 

The Irish government’s foreign affairs department is keeping tabs on the situation and offering consular support.