By Tara Rippin • 18 June 2020 • 20:59
BALCONY DEATH: The Madrid resident fell after trying to get into his Denia apartment. MU-061.
THE 54-year-old had left his keys inside his third-floor apartment on an urbanisation in Denia, and tried to get in by climbing over his neighbour’s balcony this afternoon.
But according to sources, he lost his footing, managed to hold on to the railing of the second-floor balcony before fatally falling to the ground.
The local police tried to resuscitate the victim with a defibrillator, and ambulances from SAMU and Basic Life Support (BLS) as well as the fire brigade were called to the scene, but couldn’t save the victim.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
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