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Irish teenager dies after falling from a wall in Lanzarote

He is understood to have fallen around 15 feet.

File photo - Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote
File photo - Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote
Image: Shutterstock/Pawel Kazmierczak

Updated Aug 6th 2019, 6:56 PM

AN IRISH TEENAGE tourist has died after an accident in a popular Lanzarote holiday resort.

The 15-year-old was earlier in critical condition after suffering head injuries in a fall from a wall in Puerto del Carmen. He is understood to have fallen around 15 feet.

He went into cardiac arrest and was revived at the scene by police and paramedics who practiced CPR on him before taking him to Doctor Jose Molina Orosa Hospital in the island capital of Arrecife.

It’s understood he has since died from his injuries.

In a statement to TheJournal.ie this evening, the Department of Foreign Affairs said it is “aware of the case and is providing consular assistance”.

The incident happened just before 4am yesterday on an avenue called Avenida de las Playas.

A routine local police investigation is underway.

Police and other local officials could not be reached early this morning for comment.

Puerto del Carmen is situated on Lanzarote’s east coast.

With reporting by Hayley Halpin, Sean Murray

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