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Balcony fall on Gran Canaria, 58-year old man in Patalavaca taken to hospital with head injuries

Balcony fall on Gran Canaria, 58-year old man in Patalavaca taken to hospital with head injuries

A 58-year-old man was injured on Monday afternoon following a balcony fall from a Gran Canaria tourist accommodation on El Escorial street, Patalavaca, near the the sunny southwest coast of the currently tranquil holiday island. According to the main 1-1-2 CECOES emergency co-ordination centre, when first responders arrived, the victim presented severe head trauma, for which he was transferred via SUC advanced life support ambulance to the Gran Canaria Insular University Hospital, in Las Palmas.

Sometime after 6:20 p.m., the Canary Islands 1-1-2 Emergency and Security Coordination Centre (CECOES) received an alert reporting that an individual had suffered a balcony fall, from several meters high, and request healthcare.

The SUC staff assessed and assisted the victim, who had accidentally fallen from the balcony. After being stabilised, he was transferred in serious condition by ambulance to the hospital.

Firefighters and Civil Protection personnel also attended alongside the medical personnel to the transfer man to the ambulance.  Local Police secured the area and prepared their reports from the scene.

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