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Irish teen critical after falling from third-floor balcony

NewsBy Karl Doyle
Irish teen critical after falling from third-floor balcony

A teenager is in a critical condition and battling for his life after falling from a third-floor balcony late last night.

The 19-year-old apparently fell from a balcony at the Dun Na Coiribe apartment block on the Headford Road in Galway, in an area with a high population of students from neighbouring NUI Galway.

The man’s injuries are described as ‘severe’.

Emergency services rushed to the scene just before midnight last night and he was immediately taken to University College Hospital in Galway, before being transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

Sources say foul play is not suspected.