A British tourist reportedly fell to his death in the early hours of the morning after climbing a cannon in a castle in Spain.
The 23-year-old holidaymaker is said to have scaled the historic gun pointing out to sea after a night out in Sitges, near Barcelona.
Horrified friends reportedly watched him lose his balance around 3am and fall to his death on coastal rocks.
Police said the dead Briton was with two other people at the time.
Emergency services arrived and attempted to revive him, but he died from his severe injuries.
The Mossos d’Esquadra (Catalan police) said: “Everything seems to indicate that this was an accidental death.”
The cannon is a replica of the original 18th-century cannon, one of six that once protected the city.
The original stood next to the Church of San Bartolome y Santa Tecla for 200 years before it was removed for restoration work.
The site serves as a gateway to the old town.
In April 1797 the guns were used in a battle with two English frigates attempting to capture merchant ships anchored off the coast of Sitges.
After four hours of cannon fire, the English ships retreated, defeated.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5507893/brit-tourist-falls-death-cannon-castle-sitges/ British tourist, 23, falls to his death from a cannon after a night out in a historic castle in a Spanish resort