A dad-of-one plunged to his death after dozing on his hotel balcony and rolling off on the party island of Ibiza, an inquest heard.

Carl Shepherd Liverpool, 28, had been partying with friends at his "favourite place" before falling down three floors.

He died on the last night of a group holiday after friends decided to extend their stay by one more night but he stayed in because he was too tired to party.

The electrician was at Jet Apartments in Play d'en Bossa, an area known for its all-night parties and super clubs.

He was the cousin of Aletha Shepherd, a British film actress who was once voted as Miss World Guyana 2010.

Mr Shepherd Liverpool, known by his friends as Daniel, dropped three floors to his death at 5.30am in August 2017.

Southwark Coroner's Court heard that paramedics battled for 45 to save Mr Shepherd Liverpool, but he was declared dead at the scene.

The dad, who had dual American and British citizenship had been "drinking heavily" before his death on August 17, 2017.

It was heard that he had fallen asleep on a ledge after opting to stay in while his three friends went to a nightclub.

Mr Shepherd Liverpool, who lived in Mitcham, visited Ibiza for parties up to twice a year.

He suffered traumatic brain injuries and a fractured skull in the fall from a balcony ledge with "no railings".

His devastated father, Colin Bascom (corr), had flown out to Ibiza to identify the body on August 16, 2017.

It was heard that his three friends left to attend the former Sankeys nightclub, leaving Mr Shepherd on his own.

Close friend Mike Higgans said: "Carl chose to stay in, he was far too exhausted to go out on the Sunday."

The court heard that the friends had extended their stay in Ibiza for one further night after having "the time of their lives".

Mr Higgans said: "We left the cub at around 5.30am, when we got back there were some emergency services outside the apartment.

"As we arrived at the room I remember walking out and looking down at the floor.

"We ran downstairs and was told to stand back. It was by far the worst moment if our entire lives.

"Our neighbours stated that they had seen him sleeping on the edge, he looked 'stable' according to them.

"I can only imagine that he rolled off in his sleep, there was no barriers at the end of the balcony.

"He could party slightly longer than us, but he had been drinking from early that day, I wasn't surprised when he said he felt shattered."

Friend Ricardo Desenzo said: "Dan was a happy guy, that was just him.

"He was awake, I spoke to him at approximately 4am after returning from the club early.

"Dan was sitting on the ledge between the two balconies facing the room, he seemed happy."

Assistant coroner Shanta Deonarine said: "Did Mr Shepherd Liverpool show any indication he wanted to take his life?"

Mr Desenzo said: "No, none whatsoever."

A toxicology report revealed the presence of alcohol, cocaine and ecstasy in the young dad's system.

A Gofundme appeal had raised more than £15,000 for funeral preparations for Mr Shepherd Liverpool.

Ms Deonarine said the death occurred as a result of as a fracture to the base of the skull, due to a "fall from height".

The death was recorded as an accident.

She said: "We have no evidence that any shenanigans were going on that balcony that day.

"His death arose as an unintended act, it was as a result of an accident, I will record an accidental death."