Death hits Nash kids

THE death of student Reginald Condon has rocked the James Nash State High School community.

Principal Darren Edwards said students were offered support by the school's guidance officer, chaplin and nurse.

"We've spoken to the family and passed on our condolences," he said.

"There are very few words that can take away the pain.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with them."

Mr Edwards said: "Reggie" was "one of those quiet achievers".

"He was a lovely young man.

"He was well regarded by staff and students and was an integral part of our rugby team."

"Reggie" died overnight on Monday after crashing his trail bike into a large, unseen hole on Sunday.

The 17-year-old was riding with two others along a fire track adjacent to rail lines off Old Maryborough Rd at Corella.

The three-metre wide hollow was about two metres wide and 1.6m deep.

During the crash Reginald's helmet was flung off and he sustained severe head injuries, which he later died of in the Royal Brisbane Women's and Children's Hospital.

Gympie Times


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