Mother sought after girl injured in hotel balcony fall

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A seven-year-old girl remains critically ill in hospital today after falling from a fifth floor hotel balcony in Majorca.

The Foreign Office confirmed that they are aware of an incident involving "a British national, a minor, who fell from a balcony".

A spokeswoman said the girl was in a critical condition in hospital, but could give no further details.

The youngster was named in reports as Gianna Cooper.

Humphrey Carter, a journalist with the Majorca Daily Bulletin, said the youngster appeared to have fallen about 10 metres, or around 30 feet, at the Hotel Samoa in Calas de Majorca on the east coast of the island.

He said: "We've been told she was taken to the Manacor Hospital for immediate medical attention, but has now been transferred to the Son Dureta Hospital."

Her family are believed to be with her.

The Son Dureta Hospital is in the island's capital, Palma.

Mr Carter said he understood the family had two rooms at the hotel.

One was shared by the father of the family and two boys, the other by the girl and her mother.

Police are looking for the girl's mother, who has not been seen since the fall, he said.

"It looks like the mother was at the hotel when the girl fell and has disappeared since then," Mr Carter said.

A woman at the Hotel Samoa confirmed a a fall had taken place, but said she could give no further details.

The three-star hotel, which has more than 300 rooms over eight floors, is part of the Hotasa Group.

It overlooks the Cala Domingos beach in the Calas de Majorca resort, about 38 miles east of Palma.

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