22 Jul 2015

British student Kleyo De Abreu dies in bungee jump accident

Described by her family as “sweet, caring, bubbly and focused”, fashion and design student Kleyo De Abreu was taking part in a bungee jump in southern Spain when she was killed.

Spanish police said they were investigating whether a “miscalculation” with the rope may have been to blame. The 23-year-old was found dangling from Tablate bridge in Lanjaron near Granada.

Her father Bernard Atwell told the Press Association “My daughter is gone and nothing is going to bring her back, but I have spoken to the family and we are all on the same page – we don’t want something like this to happen again.

“Every father will say this but she was very special, she was a very beautiful young woman who had all her life ahead of her… I would very much like to make sure this doesn’t happen again to anybody else.”

Ms De Abreu, who had recently returned to London after living in Cape Town, had been visiting her aunt Gabriela in Spain.

The Tablate bridge is a popular bungee jumping site with a drop of 80 metres that is used by several adventure sports firms.