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Parents travel to Fiji to retrieve son's body after fatal schoolies incident

Posted by: Beau Mitchem | 4 December, 2012 - 11:48 AM
Fiji palm tree. (Photo: Jessica Hromas)

The distraught parents of a 17-year-old boy who died in Fiji during school-leaver celebrations have made the journey to collect their son's body.

Around 24 hours after the parents received the news their son had drowned in a the pool, they have arrived in Fiji.

Exactly why Harrison Kadell drowned at the Plantation Island resort remains unclear, and authorities have said they're still investigating meaning it could be some time before his body can be brought back home to Brisbane.

Harrison was in Fiji with three of his close mates after choosing the Island destination to avoid the Gold Coast.

His death has shaken the 500 school leavers there and his old school back in Brisbane.

His school principal Peter Elsome says he was a popular student who did well in his final year, an outstanding athlete and a role model.

It's the second schoolies death this year after Isabelle Colman fell to her death from a Gold Coast building last month.

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