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British man seriously hurt in balcony fall 

A 27-year-old British man was seriously injured after falling from a balcony in Lanzarote.

The incident happened just before 6.30pm on a Friday night. An investigation was launched to find out what happened.

Telephone operators at the 112 emergency control centre for the Canary Islands said they received a call saying the Brit had fallen from a balcony in Los Cabezos Street which is within the municipality of Tías, part of Las Palmas.

The emergency service confirmed the man’s nationality as British but did not say whether he was on holiday or a resident.

However, the accident happened in a tourist facility.

A spokesman said: “At 6.22pm, the Coordinating Centre for Emergencies and Security (CECOES) 1-1-2 of the Government of the Canary Islands received an alert in which it was reported that a man needed health care after falling from a balcony in a tourist facility.”

“The 1-1-2 service immediately activated the necessary emergency resources. The 27-year-old man of British origin suffered severe trauma and was transferred by medical ambulance to the Doctor José Molina Orosa Hos-pital.”