J1 student from Cork passes away in America following swimming accident 2 years ago

J1 student from Cork passes away in America following swimming accident

Tragic news.

22-year-old Philip Leahy has passed away, succumbing to his injuries received during a swimming accident in the Maryland's Ocean City last week.

Philip was in America on a J1, and following the accident, the community of his hometown of Ballyhooly set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for his medical support.

The page had already raised over €90,000, but sadly Philip passed away in the late hours of Sunday night.

His college football team, which Philip had captained Ballyhooly to their first ever County Junior B Football title last year, tweeted out their condolences this morning.