Lafayette

Aug 6, 2013 11:21 PM by KATC

Lafayette Teen Dies After Falling from an Alabama Condominium Balcony

A Lafayette teenager has died after falling from a condominium balcony in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Investigators haven't identified the 17-year-old, but say he was found around 10:00 this morning lying in the parking lot of the Tidewater condominium complex.

Orange Beach Assistant Police Chief Greg Duck says the teen was airlifted to a hospital in Pensacola, FL and later died.

Authorities say the teen's parents were asleep at the time of the incident and didn't realize he had gone outside. Duck says investigators probed the balcony the teen fell from and didn't find any structural deficiencies.

This summer, at least two people have plunged from balconies in Orange Beach and one fell from a balcony in Gulf Shores.

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