‘Parkour’ boy plunges eleven floors to death from building site in Spain

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PARKOUR: The 17-year-old plunged 11 floors to his death on a construction site in Spain (File photograph). Photo credit: Shutterstock

A STUDENT has plunged to his death in Spain while allegedly practicing parkour on a construction site in Madrid.

The 17-year-old boy fell eleven floors to his death according to a National Police investigation when he attempted risky jumps and ‘parkour’ with friends.

Parkour participants aim to get from one point to another in a complex environment, without assistive equipment and in the fastest and most efficient way possible.

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It includes running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, rolling, crawling and other movements as deemed most suitable for the situation and is usually carried out in urban spaces.

The incident occurred on a high-rise building on Holy Guardian Angel Avenue, Madrid.

Paramedics called to the scene of the accident but were unable to save the boy’s life, reporting that he died immediately on impact after the fall.

The construction site where the tragedy happened was completely fenced off to the public in order to prevent break-ins.

In addition, the site was under the surveillance of a security guard who said he was unaware of the group’s presence until he heard the boys shouting.

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