This is the shocking moment a man plunged 30ft to his death as he attempted to get into his flat after getting locked-out.
It is believed the 52-year-old Ecuadorian man, who has not been named, forgot his keys and they were locked inside his home in Alicante, Spain. He was trying to use a rope to lower himself down from the roof and get in through an open window but tragically lost his balance and plummeted from the third floor.
A neighbour happened to be filming his perilous attempt when he captured the whole devastating event unfold on his mobile phone.
The footage shows how he managed to gain a foothold on the floor above but lost his grip as he scaled down the outside of the building and began to tire as he dangled in mid-air.
His neighbour can be heard predicting the fatal outcome just seconds before his fall.
He can be heard telling his wife in a running commentary as he records the man climbing down the building with his mobile phone:
“He could easily fall at any moment. He’s reached a window and now he’s got to get to the floor below. Why doesn’t he call the fire brigade or a locksmith or the owner of the flat? He could wear himself out and plunge to the ground at any time.”
His wife bursts into tears and he points his mobile in another direction after filming the dramatic fall and gasping:
“He’s fallen. He’s fallen on the ground. He’s killed himself, he’s killed himself.”
The sound of him crashing on the ground three floors down can be heard over the woman’s tears.
The video is understood to have been recorded on January 11 in the Costa Blanca city of Alicante
Police confirmed a man died around 6pm that day after losing his balance as he tried to reach his home with the help of a neighbour.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Watch the video below: