Sunday 4 December 2016

Man (19) fighting for his life after falling 20ft from building in Dublin

Published 05/01/2016 | 08:00

The scene in Basin Street where a 19 year old Youth fell through a Warehouse Roof (green Coloured Building).
The scene in Basin Street where a 19 year old Youth fell through a Warehouse Roof (green Coloured Building).
Garda: File photo

A 19-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital this morning after falling from a building on Dublin's Basin Lane.

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The incident happened at a vacant premises at around 4.30pm yesterday.

Dublin Fire Brigade crews treated the young man at the scene before he was brought to hospital where his condition was described as critical.

Gardai sealed off the scene pending a technical examination.

The incident happened at a disused warehouse which is used as a car park just off Basin St, near James's Street in Dublin 8.

Two youths are believed to have been on the roof when one of them heard a noise and looked back to see his friend had fallen through it.

A section of the warehouse remains closed off today.

It is estimated the youth fell around 20ft onto concrete and suffered devastating injuries.

A small vigil of candles, flowers and rosary beads could be seen by the railings at the entrance to the warehouse this morning.

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