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Promising Bath rugby player dies in ‘tragic incident’ on Spain exchange trip

The pupil attended Beechen Cliff School in Bath. Credit: Google Maps

A student at a secondary school in Bath has died in a “tragic incident” while on an exchange trip to Spain.

Max McMullen, 15, who was named by Bath Rugby in a tribute to him, died after falling from a seventh-floor window in the city of Córdoba on Saturday night (October 19) while on a school exchange trip. He was one of Bath Rugby club's promising young players.

The team shared the following words on their social media pages:

Pupils from Beechen Cliff School - a secondary school for boys - are in Cordoba, southern Spain.

According to reports, the teenager died after falling from a window in a block of flats.

In a statement, the school confirmed a “tragic incident” had taken place.

It has been reported to the school and the Trust that a tragic incident has occurred during a school exchange visit. At this point we do not have any further details and we are working closely with the LA and other authorities.

– Alun Williams, Midsomer Norton Partnership (the trust which manages the school)

Parents were reportedly informed of the incident in a letter, which was sent out yesterday (October 21).

A spokesperson for the Foreign Office said: “We are supporting the family of a British child who died following an incident in Córdoba in Spain.”