A TEEN who plunged to his death from El Corte Ingles this afternoon had announced his plans on social media.
According to Diario Sur, the boy, who is now believed to have been 14, sent out messages online that he and a girl friend were going to jump from the top of the Puerto Banus department store.
Guards at the store learned of the suicide pact after concerned friends sounded the alarm.
They rushed to the roof but were unable to save the boy.
They managed to grab the girl, who was hesitant to jump.
Both are believed to attend the private school Aloha College in Marbella.
Early reports initially suggested the young boy was British but his nationality has yet to be confirmed, although they are described as having ‘foreign parents’.
Emergency services tried to resuscitate the boy but he died at the scene.
The girl has been taking to a health centre in Malaga after suffering an anxiety attack.