Eighteen-year-old David Alexander, from Clydebank, suffered a fatal fall from a hotel balcony. He was immediately taken to the hospital but sadly didn’t survive.

Local authorities in Lanzarote have initiated an investigation into the incident. Reportedly, David was visiting Lanzarote with his family when the tragic event happened.

David was an accomplished student from the Vale of Leven Academy in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire. He had recently embarked on a games development programme at the City of Glasgow College.

Matthew Boyle, Headteacher at Vale of Leven Academy, commented: ‘We are all very shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic and untimely death of our former student.

David was a much-loved and respected School Base Champion Award 2021 winner who was popular with his peers and our teachers and support staff. David’s family and friends are in our thoughts at this challenging time,’ he concluded.

David was also recognised for his contribution to the community. He was an active member of the social club Golden Friendships and volunteered at West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare (WDCF).

Jim McLaren, the founder of Golden Friendships, expressed his condolences, saying, ‘Sadly, David lost his life in a tragic accident in Lanzarote. David was a trendy young man who loved being part of our club. On behalf of Golden Friendships, we offer our condolences to David’s family at this sad time.’