Young Longford man has died in New York

Justin Kelly

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Young Longford  man has died in New York

Young Longford man has died in New York

A young man, understood to be from Longford, has died in New York.

The 22-year-old was found unconscious and unresponsive outside a building on Gates Avenue in Brooklyn by NYPD officers responding to a 911 call.

He was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

The NYPD said it appears the death was accidental and it's understood the man may have fallen from a building. 

He is believed to have spent the summer working in Canada before travelling to New York.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the man's family.