Tributes flow for ‘wonderful’ young man after tragic climbing accident
TRIBUTES are pouring in for former Murwillumbah High School vice captain James Taylor.
The 18-year-old, who graduated from the school last year and had just begun a degree in medicine at Melbourne’s Monash University, died suddenly last Thursday after a tragic rock climbing accident at Ferntree Gully in Victoria.
Murwillumbah High School’s P&C Association has posted a statement on social media paying tribute to him.
“Our sincere condolences go to the family and friends of former MHS student and 2015 vice captain James Taylor,” the statement said.
“It is believed that James had a rock climbing accident.
“James was a very popular student whose tragic passing will be felt across the whole school community.”
The P&C said Mr Taylor had a “bright successful future ahead of him”.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this devastating time,” the statement said.
Comments on social media have expressed an outpouring of grief for Mr Taylor: a “wonderful young man gone far too soon”.