Boy, 11, falls 50ft to his death in Costa Blanca hotel doing parkour
Boy, 11, falls 50ft to his death in Costa Blanca hotel reception while practising parkour
- Tourists are thought to have witnessed the horror as he landed in reception
- He was rushed critically injured from the scene but died late on Sunday night
- The hotel or boy have not been named. Spanish police said he was Norwegian
An 11-year-old boy has died after plunging to his death at a Costa Blanca hotel while practising parkour.
Several tourists are thought to have witnessed the horror as he landed in the hotel reception area after falling more than 50 feet at around 3pm on Sunday.
He was rushed critically injured from the scene but died late on Sunday night in hospital in Alicante, southeastern Spain.
The hotel, in Alfaz del Pi near Benidorm, has not yet been named.
An 11-year-old boy has died after plunging to his death at a Costa Blanca hotel while practising parkour. Pictured: An aerial view of a beach in Benidorm (file photo)
A spokesman for Spain’s Civil Guard said: ‘We are investigating but everything is pointing to the tragedy being the result of negligence on the part of the youngster who died.
‘He wasn’t staying at the hotel in Alfaz del Pi where it happened and got onto the roof of the building with another friend to practice parkour.
‘In an accident he appears to have fallen about 52 feet, landing in the reception hall on the ground floor.
‘He was taken to hospital in a very severe state, first Marina Baixa Hospital in Villajoyosa and then Alicante General University Hospital, where he died on Sunday night around 11.30pm.
‘The dead child is a Norwegian boy aged 11 who lived in Alfaz del Pi. That is the only information we have at the moment.’
Officers have declined to name the hotel but sources said there were a number of people believed to be tourists in the reception area when the first police arrived.
One said: ‘Emergency responders started getting calls almost immediately after the boy fell.’
Parkour is a sport in which practitioners attempt to get from point A to point B in the fastest and most efficient way possible.
In August a teenager fell to his death from the roof of a 17-storey building in Hong Kong while practising parkour with two friends.
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