Las Palmas youth team player Jorge Sánchez Vaca dies aged 17

Las Palmas have announced the tragic death of 17-year-old youth team player Jorge Sánchez Vaca on Sunday.

The 17-year-old drowned along with his 15-year-old friend when swimming in Don Benito, Badajoz.

Jorge Sánchez Vaca was expected to return for the 2020-21 season to join up with the club’s U19 side.

UD Las Palmas released a statement: “UD Las Palmas are deeply saddened by the death of our former academy player Jorge Sánchez Vaca who, coming from UD Jandía de Fuerteventura, had planned to join our U19s next season. We send our condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace.”

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