Saturday, 5 September 2015
Hol mum falls off balcony to her death
A MOTHER of three died after falling more than 50ft from a balcony on holiday in Spain.
Emma Evans, 37, had returned to her hotel with husband Martin, 51, after a night out on the island of Majorca when tragedy struck
Garage owner Martin and Emma had taken the eldest of their children with them on the trip.
Emma, who died on Thursday, was described by friends as a devoted mum.
Her other two children are being comforted by family.
The couple, from Pontardawe, South Wales, also run a taxi business and property company.
Family friend Mike James said yesterday: “This tragedy has rocked the whole of the community.”
“Martin is a well-known figure through his garage and taxi businesses. Emma has grown up as part of that. She is a local girl who has grown up in Pontardawe. It is very sad.”
Mr James, the local councillor for Neath Port Talbot, added: “They are a well-known and popular couple with lots of friends in the community. She will be sadly missed.”
Another neighbour said: “Everyone is in shock. The family are all distraught.”
The family have been informed that Emma’s death was a tragic accident but are waiting for more details.
A family member flew to Majorca yesterday to offer comfort and help with arrangements to bring her home.
A Foreign & Commonwealth Office spokesman said yesterday: “We can confirm the death of a British national in Majorca on September 3.
“We stand by to provide consular assistance to the family at this time.”