Teen falls off balcony of home under construction

Homeowners say teens did not have permission to be on property, inside house


SAN ANTONIO – A 19-year-old man was hospitalized after he fell off the balcony of a home under construction in Helotes.

The accident happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday at the far Northwest Side home located on Helotes Ridge at Bandera Road.

Officials in Helotes said the teen was with friends taking a picture when he fell anywhere from 15 to 20 feet from the second floor balcony onto the patio.

He was airlifted to University Hospital in critical condition.

The homeowners contacted KSAT and said the home is almost finished, but the teens did not have permission to be at the property or inside.  

The homeowners called the incident "awful," and said they did not know why the teens were there and did not know the victim's name.

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