Irish teen left in 'critical state' after falling from wall on Lanzarote holiday in Spain
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Irish teen left in 'critical state' after falling from wall on Lanzarote holiday in Spain

AN IRISH teenager has been left with in a ‘critical state’ after falling 15 feet from a wall in a freak accident while holidaying in Spain.

The 15-year-old boy, who has been identified as Irish in the local Spanish press, was left with a ‘critical traumatic brain injury’ following the fall at the Puerto del Carmen resort in Lanzarote.

According to local reports [via The Irish Mirror], the teen was trying to jump from a wall to a nearby lamp post but missed his intended target, hitting his head on the ground as a result.

The boy went into cardiac arrest at the scene but was successfully revived by police and paramedics at the scene and later taken to hospital.

A police investigation is already underway.

An emergency services spokesperson told the Irish Mirror: “A youngster is in a critical state after falling from a wall in Lanzarote.

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“The incident occurred in Avenida de las Playas in Puerto del Carmen just before 4am on Monday.

“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.”

“When medical responders reached the scene, they confirmed he had suffered cardiac arrest and managed to revive him using CPR.”