Young Midlands man found dead on New York street

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Young Midlands man found dead on New York street

A man from the Midlands 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.

The man, who is believed to be from Longford, 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 studying in Canada before travelling to New York.

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