Athlone man ‘critical’ after fall from balcony

A young Athlone man is in a critical condition in hospital after falling from a balcony.

At about 3.15 yesterday morning, the man, aged in his early twenties, fell from the second storey of an apartment block in the Magazine Road area of the town.

Gardaí and ambulance personnel attended the scene and it’s being treated as an accident.

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The man suffered serious injuries and was brought to Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore, before being transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

According to local gardaí, his condition is now critical.