Italian footballer Gabriele Gallani dies after falling into Amsterdam canal

Police have launched an investigation after an Italian footballer died after falling into a canal in Amsterdam. Gabriele Gallani, 24, who captained ASD Piccardo Traversetolo, died in hospital on Saturday morning after he was rescued from the canal by emergency services called to the scene. According to Italian media reports, Gallani had fallen into the canal while he was walking with friends in the Kloveniersburgwal district of Amsterdam.

His disappearance was not immediately noticed, according to reports, with Gallani walking behind his friends.

The footballer was in a critical condition when divers found him in the water, with police, ambulances and an air ambulance attending the scene.

Gallani was transported to hospital but died a few hours later.

Police have now launched an investigation into his death.

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