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Saturday 3 December 2016

Teen (19) fights for life after balcony fall

The young man was taken to hospital in Dublin after the incident
The young man was taken to hospital in Dublin after the incident

A TEENAGER is battling for his life following a horrifying fall from a third-floor balcony.

The accident happened at the Dun na Coiribe apartment complex on the Headford Road in Galway city late on Wednesday night.

The area is reportedly largely populated by students attending National University of Ireland Galway.

Plummeted

The 19-year-old apparently plummeted from the balcony in a freak accident at about 11pm. No foul play is suspected.

He sustained severe injuries in the fall.

An ambulance and gardai rushed to the scene and the young man was transferred to University College Hospital in Galway.

Following an initial assessment he was transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where he remains in critical condition.

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