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Max McMullen: Tributes paid to Bath boy who died on school trip

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Image caption Friends and family have paid tribute to Max McMullen

Tributes have been paid to a teenager who died while on a school exchange trip to Spain.

Media in Cordoba reported the student, who has been named locally as Max McMullen, fell from a window in an apartment block on Saturday.

The 15-year-old was in a group of Year 11 pupils from Beechen Cliff and Hayesfield schools.

Friends have paid tribute to the teenager on social media, saying he will "never be forgotten".

In a statement, the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership confirmed a "tragic incident has occurred during a school exchange visit".

A spokesman for Beechen Cliff School said: "Clearly our thoughts are with the family and friends of the pupil concerned."

A letter sent to parents, which has been seen by the BBC, said bereavement counsellors were at the school and "will be available for a long as they are required".

Bath Rugby have also paid tribute to the schoolboy, who was a member of their academy team, saying he was a "truly promising young player".

"We feel lucky as a club to have been able to support Max on his rugby journey in recent seasons, and this news is something that everyone in the Academy feels deep sadness about," the club said.

"As a club we will do all we can to support Max's family and teammates both now and in the future."

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