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Thursday 23 March 2017

Teenager battles for his life after third-floor balcony fall

Gardai (Stock image)
Gardai (Stock image)

Brian McDonald

A TEENAGER is battling for his life after 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 largely populated by students attending NUI Galway.

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

He sustained severe injuries.

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

Following an initial assessment he was transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

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