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06th Jul 2023

Police rule out foul play following deaths of two Leaving Cert students in Greece

Police investigations are underway following the death of two Leaving Cert students.

Police in Greece have ruled out foul play following the deaths of Max Wall and Andrew O’Donnell in Ios.

According to the initial postmortem results, Andrew O’Donnell died from a fall while Max Wall died from cardiac problems.

Max reportedly had a history of heart problems and previously underwent surgery for his health issues.

However, toxicology reports and full postmortem results won’t be published until next week.

The Leaving Cert students, both aged 18, died within 24 hours of one another on Sunday, July 2nd.

Andrew’s body was found near a rocky area. Max later passed away after hearing about his friend’s tragic passing.

A source told The Irish Mirror, “We have no reason to believe that any criminality is involved but at this stage… everything is being looked at, including [spiked drinks]”

Before his untimely death, Max visited a local printing shop to make missing posters to try to find Andrew.

The teenager placed the posters around the island and also handed them out to locals.

After Andrew’s body was found, Max decided to leave the island, where he later passed away at a ferry port, MailOnline reports.

Tributes have been pouring in for both students following the tragedy.