By Sarah Keane • 03 April 2021 • 17:03
Irish Teen Dies Following Serious Fall In Spain’s Andalucía
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IRISH teen dies following serious fall from a 16-foot wall in Spain’s Andalucía
A 16-year-old Irish schoolgirl has sadly died after being hospitalised when she took a nasty fall from a 16-foot high wall near the famous Avellano fountain on the outskirts of Granada on Friday, March 19. The incident occurred after the region slightly eased its coronavirus restrictions and a group of young people are believed to have gathered in the area at around 10pm. Two friends who were with the injured girl raised the alarm.
Spanish authorities have launched an investigation into the horrific incident, which is believed to have occurred as the girl returned from the social gathering, but are treating it as a tragic accident; according to media sources, two other young people were injured after falling at the same spot a few weeks ago.
According to Spanish daily Ideal, the teen was rushed to the Hospital de Neurotraumatologia where she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with several fractures to her face, injuries to her eye and a serious head injury. The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that she sadly passed away on Thursday, April 1 and said that they are providing consular assistance to her devastated family.
The girl, who attends a secondary school in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, is understood to have been in Spain on an exchange programme for the past few months. Authorities in Granada are investigating whether the accident could have been caused by poor visibility and the uneven terrain.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs said: “We are aware of the case and providing consular assistance.”
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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