Irishman dies after fall from balcony in Tenerife

Thursday 03 January 2013 11.35
The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance
The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance

An Irishman in his 40s has died in an accident on the Canary Island of Tenerife.

It is understood Robert Delves, who was from north Co Dublin, fell from the balcony of a third-floor holiday apartment in the small resort of El Médano late last night.

Initial reports said the handrail of the balcony gave way.

Tenerife police have opened an investigation into his death.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance.