Tributes are being paid to 19-year-old Jack Walsh who died days after falling 39 feet from a Santa Ponsa balcony.
A 19-year-old Limerick man has died after falling from a hotel balcony in Santa Ponsa on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Jack Walsh, from Askeaton in Limerick, had flown in to meet with friends just hours before the 39-foot fall.
His distraught parents Tony and Sandra and triplet sisters Orla and Tara flew to be by his side after the fall in the early hours of Tuesday morning and on Friday made the decision to turn off his life support after maintaining a vigil at his bedside in Son Espases Hospital.
Tributes are being paid to the teenager who was well-known in soccer circles in Limerick. His local club has also sent their condolences.
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“To Be Forever Remembered, Forever Missed,” wrote Askeaton Soccer Club.
“Askeaton AFC sends its condolences to the family, relatives and the many friends of local lad Jack Walsh who tragically passed away on yesterday evening. May he rest in peace.
“Words cannot express our deep sadness at the passing of Jack. May the comfort of God, Relatives and Friends help the Walsh family through these difficult times.”
The trainee electrician had just sat a repeat Maths exam for his Leaving Cert and was joining friends in Santa Ponsa when the tragedy occurred. His manager Frank McGovern told the Irish Examiner that everyone was "really devastated" over his loss.
“Jack has been top class. He's an excellent worker and lovely young fella," he said after the fall.
“His workmates are all very broken up about it, and our thoughts and prayers are with him. He is a valued member of the team and he has a lot of potential.”
Jack's friends are currently assisting police in an investigation into how the tragedy occurred.