Lonely Planet Writer

Drunk, stranded, asleep: misbehaving Brit rescued from Malaga bridge

A 40-year-old British tourist has been rescued by the fire brigade after falling asleep on top of a famous bridge in Malaga, Spain.

A group men on one of the arches of the Puente de los Alemanes.
A group of men on one of the arches of the Puente de los Alemanes. Image by David Escalera / CC BY 2.0

The man decided to climb the archways of Malaga’s Puente de los Alemanes on Saturday night while drunk and then promptly fell asleep in a precarious position atop the bridge; social media pictures show the man lying passed out lengthways along a narrow archway above the bridge’s footpath. Misbehaving British tourists have been a persistent blight on some of Spain’s Mediterranean resorts for decades, so much so that this summer Spanish authorities brought in British police to patrol two of its most problematic resorts – Magaluf in Mallorca and Sant Antoni in Ibiza. Read more: thelocal.es