British teenager, 15, dies after falling from balcony on Spanish exchange trip

The incident took place at an apartment block in Periodista Quesada Chacon Street, Cordoba. (Google Street View)

A British boy has died after reportedly falling from a balcony while on a school exchange trip in southern Spain.

The unnamed teenager, 15, fell through an open window on the seventh floor of an apartment block in Cordoba - local media reported.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 11.30pm on Saturday after the fall at the city’s Quesada Chacón Journalist Avenue building.

Local police say they are treating the incident as an accident and are not investigating it as a crime at this stage.


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Witnesses later claimed the teen fell while trying to open the apartment’s window, according to police statments.

An emergency services spokesman said: “A 15-year-old has died in Cordoba after falling from a seventh-floor bathroom window.

“We were alerted around 11.25pm last night to say a person had fallen from a window at an apartment block in Periodista Quesada Chacon Street.

“Emergency services including police and medical responders were alerted.

“But the youngster was already dead when they arrived following what police have indicated was an accidental fall.”