Louisiana Teen Killed after Balcony Fall

Louisiana Teen Killed after Balcony Fall

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First responders answer the call just after 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. First responders answer the call just after 10 o'clock Tuesday morning.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama -

Just after ten o'clock, first responders got the call. "The subject appeared to fallen from the balcony." 

A 17 year old from Lafayette, Louisiana was discovered in the parking lot of Tidewater condominium.

"Two bystanders that had walked out of the lobby of the condominium complex found him," says assistant Police Chief Greg Duck, "they initialized first aid and started CPR."

As the teenager was airlifted to a Pensacola hospital police began searching door to door for the boys family. "They was actually still asleep and did not realize he had walked outside," says Duck.

It's the last thing you think about when you come on vacation, a tragedy like this one but so far there have been two falls from balconies in Orange Beach this summer and one fall from a balcony in Gulf Shores.

"When you are on vacation you think of being happy and having fun and all that," says 16 year old Keaton Wright-Kaescar. "When you hear of things like this happening it's just really sad, kind of scares you."

Police are still trying to figure out how it happened.

"You just don't think of a person falling off a balcony," says Richard Dowdy of Fairhope. "A little kid maybe that the parents aren't watching but a 17, 18 year old kid? It's unthinkable."

Police are continuing to look for witnesses, videotape anything that might give them answers.

"We checked the balcony," says Duck. "The structural integrity appeared to be good. They weren't rusty or bent or anything like that."

So far, all they've found is more questions.

The identity of the teenager has not been released.

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