Tributes have flowed in for Murwillumbah High School's 2015 Vice Captain, James Taylor (right), who has died in a rock climbing accident in Victoria.
Tributes have flowed in for Murwillumbah High School's 2015 Vice Captain, James Taylor (right), who has died in a rock climbing accident in Victoria. Facebook

M’bah High pays tribute to James after tragic loss

MURWILLUMBAH High School has paid tribute to former vice captain James Taylor, who passed away after a recent rock climbing accident.

Relieving Principal Michael McNamara said the school had been rocked by the loss of the 18-year-old, who graduated last year and had just moved to Melbourne to study medicine.

He is believed to have died after a rock climbing accident at Ferntree Gully in Victoria last Thursday.

“On behalf of the entire Murwillumbah High School community I express our deep sadness at the recent death of James Taylor, our vice captain from 2015,” Mr McNamara said in a statement to the Tweed Daily News.

Tributes flow for ‘wonderful’ young man after tragic climbing accident

James Taylor (far right) with Zoe Schmidt, Connor Hoban, Azi Currie and Laura Neal as part of the North Coast Regional Representative Debating Team in 2013.
James Taylor (far right) with Zoe Schmidt, Connor Hoban, Azi Currie and Laura Neal as part of the North Coast Regional Representative Debating Team in 2013. Contributed

“To his family I express our deep sorrow at their loss.

“James was very well liked and respected by students and staff for his academic achievements and his keen engagement in wider school life, as a student leader, debater, musician and mentor for younger students.”

Mr McNamara said the school was providing support to students and staff mourning the loss of the beloved graduate.



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