Irish teenager fighting for life after horror balcony fall in Majorca named as keen goalkeeper, 18, on holiday with pals
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Irish teenager fighting for life after horror balcony fall in Majorca named as keen goalkeeper, 18, on holiday with pals

AN Irish teenager left in a serious condition in hospital after falling from a hotel balcony in Majorca has been named as Padraig Morgan.

Padraig, 18, from Belfast, plunged from a second-floor balcony at Hotel Apartments Deya in Santa Ponça shortly after 5.30am yesterday morning.

The keen goalkeeper, who plays for St James’ Swifts FC in west Belfast, is understood to be fighting for his life in intensive care at Son Espases Hospital on the Spanish island.

He suffered "significant" injuries to his hip and spine after landing near an area of toilets at his hotel, according to local newspaper Ultima Hora.

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The youngster had been holidaying with friends at a local resort at the time.

In a statement posted to Facebook, his football club said: "All at St James’ Swifts would like to wish our player Padraig Morgan a speedy recovery as he had an accident on holiday and is now in hospital.

"We are all behind you if anything is needed."

The Spanish Civil Guard is investigating the circumstances of the incident.