Tributes for two teenagers have poured in after they both tragically died within hours of each other while on holiday to Greece to celebrate the end of their exams.
Irish teens Andrew O'Donnell and Max Wall, both 18, were out on the Greek island of Ios on a big group holiday after they graduated from St Michael's College in Dublin.
Andrew went missing during a night out on Saturday (July 1) after he was separated from a mate while on his way back to their accommodation, and was reported missing shortly after.
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Tragically, his body was found at 9:20am the next day on rocks in a field, showing signs that he had slipped and hit his head.
Max, who had a history of heart problems, is understood to have collapsed near the island’s port later that day after hearing about his friend’s death.
While paramedics tried their best to revive the teen, he was sadly pronounced dead in hospital.
Both of their families have been informed and have flown out to the party island.
Out of respect, several bars on the island remained closed on Sunday after islanders learned about the tragic deaths.
A Greek cop, who anonymously spoke tothe Mirror, said: "We understand that Max who was discovered in the port had a history of heart problems.
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"Friends who were with him described him collapsing on hearing about Andrew. They were close.
"This is about as near as it gets to an ancient Greek tragedy."
Principal of St Michael's College Tim Kelleher told RTE: "We're absolutely devastated, the entire community is reeling with the news over the last 24 hours.
"Our deepest sympathies and condolences go to the bereaved families, some of the parents association reps have flown out to the island to give them some support in their time of need."
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He described Andrew as a "fantastic young man, great sportsman, fantastic footballer" who was academically bright, and was looking forward to his holiday and to attending college.
He said Max was "very bright", "passionate about rugby" and had "the world at his feet", adding that he was “full of optimism and hope for the future.”
A Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman said it was aware of both cases and is providing consular assistance, but declined to comment further.
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