The young tourist’s family is said to have been waiting in the hotel’s reception area when he fell and landed right in front of them.
News Correspondent Natalia Penza
The hotel, which is in Alfaz del Pi and near Benidorm, still hasn’t been named.
An 11-year-old boy died tragically after suffering an accident at a Costa Blanca hotel while practicing the martial art of parkour.
It is believed that several tourists watched in horror as he landed in the hotel reception area after falling 50 feet to his death.
The man was fatally-injured when he was rushed from the scene. He died late last night in an Alicante hospital.
The following hotel in Alfaz del Pi near Benidorm has not yet been named.
The drama began at around 3pm on Sunday.
The Civil Guard spokesperson stated that they are looking into the situation but it looks like it was purely an accident. They have not ruled out the possibility of neglect on the part of the boy who died.
“He wasn’t staying in the Alfaz del Pi hotel where it happened, so he climbed to the roof with a friend to practice parkour.”
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“We believe there was an accident and he fell about 52 feet and landed in the reception hall on the ground floor.”
He was taken to hospital in a very severe state. First, he went to Marina Baixa Hospital, and then the Alicante General University Hospital, where he died on Sunday night around 11:30pm.
“The dead child is an 11-year-old Norwegian boy who lived in Alfaz del Pi.
“That is all the information we have at this time.”
The police have declined to release the name of the hotel, but sources say that there were a few tourists in reception when they arrived.
The boy’s identity was not yet publicly released, but police said he is 11 years old and is a Norwegian citizen living nearby.
One witness said: “Emergency responders starting getting calls within minutes of the boy’s fall.”
Parkour is an urban sport which many people enjoy because they can get from place to place, usually across buildings and at height, in the fastest and most efficient way possible.
In August, a teenager fell to his death from the rooftop of a 17-storey building in Hong Kong while practicing parkour with two friends.
Just this past year, tragedy struck the Spanish region during peak holiday season.
A 74-year-old British tourist died while swimming at a Costa Blanca beach in August.
Soleero, who had been in the water at La Ampolla Beach, an oceanfront property world-renowned for its spectacular views, lost consciousness while he was in the water.
The lifeguards had to bring him onto the sand and try to revive him before the paramedics reached the scene and continued with CPR.
The paramedics tried to save him, but they were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead on the scene.