Irish boy, 14, fighting for life after 'slipping from mum's grasp' and plunging from hotel balcony in Spain
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Irish boy, 14, fighting for life after 'slipping from mum's grasp' and plunging from hotel balcony in Spain

AN IRISH BOY is fighting for his life in hospital after falling from the second-floor balcony of a hotel in Majorca, Spain.

The incident occurred shortly after midnight this morning at Eix Lagotel in Playa de Muro, on the north coast of the island near the resort of Alcudia.

Spanish police said the 14-year-old plunged around 20 feet (6m) after slipping from his mum's grasp as she made a desperate attempt to pull him back to safety.

It is not yet clear how the boy got himself into difficulties on the balcony.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and transported the youngster to Son Dureta Hospital in the Majorcan capital, Palma.

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He was conscious at the time but is understood to be fighting for his life in intensive care.

According to the Irish Mirror, the boy has been diagnosed with a perforated lung and a head injury.

A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs said they "do not comment on individual consular cases."