UPDATE: Irish teen dead in Lanzarote after 15-foot fall

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A freak accident in a resort in Lanzarote has resulted in a 15-year-old Irish teen having to fight for his life in hospital. Unfortunately the boy has recently passed away.

Friends of the boy told police that he had hit his head while attempting to jump down from a 15-foot wall.

The accident took place in Puerto del Carmen at around 4am on Monday.

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It is understood that he went into cardiac arrest, before being revived by paramedics at the scene and subsequently rushed to Doctor Jose Molina Hospital in Arrecife.

The Department of Foreign Affairs have confirmed that they are aware of the incident and are providing consular assistance.

Our deepest condolences go out to the boy and his family. Rest In Peace.

-Daniel Potter