A 11-year-old boy died after falling to his death near Benidorm while practicing parkour at a hotel.
Several tourists claimed to have seen the youngster land in the hotel reception area after falling more than 50 feet.
He was rushed to a hospital in Alicante with serious injuries, but he died shortly after arriving.
The avid parkourist is said to have fallen from a hotel in Alfaz del Pi, Costa Blanca, around 3 p.m. yesterday.
A spokesman for Spain’s Civil Guard said: “We are investigating but everything is pointing to the tragedy being the result of negligence on the part of the youngster who died.
“He wasn’t staying at the hotel in Alfaz del Pi where it happened and got onto the roof of the building with another friend to practice parkour.”
“In an accident, he appears to have fallen 52 feet, landing in the reception hall on the ground floor.”
“He was taken to hospital in a critical condition, first to Marina Baixa Hospital in Villajoyosa and then to Alicante General University Hospital, where he died last night around 11.30 p.m.”
“The deceased child is an 11-year-old Norwegian boy who lived in Alfaz del Pi.” That is the only information we have at the moment.”
Officers have declined to name the hotel but sources said there were a number of people believed to be tourists in the reception area when the first police arrived.
One said: “Emergency responders started getting calls almost immediately after the boy fell.”
Parkour is a sport in which practitioners attempt to get from point A to point B in the fastest and most efficient way possible.
In August a teenager fell to his death from the roof of a 17-storey building in Hong Kong while practicing parkour with two friends.