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Youth dies in pylon tragedy 

Police are investigating after a teenager climbing a pylon in Gran Canaria suffered an electric shock and fell to his death.

The young man lived locally and there has been great shock at the tragedy

The emergency services were alerted to the incident which happened at about 9pm.

Police, firemen and medics all rushed to the scene and found the boy lying on the ground with serious injuries. They gave him emergency treatment but there was nothing they could do to save his life.

The authorities said he fell from a height of several metres and emergency medics carried out prolonged resuscitation but without success

The investigation will determine what the boy was doing in the area and why.

Local officials also have expressed their upset at the tragedy and offered their support and condolences to his family.