Update: A 15-year-old Irish boy has died after 15-foot fall in Lanzarote
UPDATE, 19.20: The Irish teenager has died following the freak accident in Lanzarote.
The 15-year-old boy was hospitalised yesterday after falling 15 feet off a wall in Puerto del Carmen, according to reports.
The boy is understood to have been trying to jump from the wall and grab a lamppost but missed and fell to the ground.
He sustained serious head injuries in the incident and went into cardiac arrest.
Paramedics and police attended the scene and performed CPR.
They managed to revive him before he was rushed to a nearby hospital.
The accident happened at around 4am yesterday morning, an emergency services spokesperson told the Irish Independent.
“The incident occurred in Avenida de las Playas in Puerto del Carmen just before 4am on Monday," the spokesperson said.
“The injured man was a male who in an initial evaluation at the scene, had a critical traumatic brain injury.
“He was taken to Doctor Jose Molina Orosa Hospital by ambulance."