A teenage student has died on a school camp to South Australia.
An official at Mt Waverley’s Huntingtower School, based in Victoria, confirmed the death on Tuesday afternoon (AEDT).
School principal Sholto Bowen described the 17-year-old as a “wonderful young man” and the loss was “devastating”.
“It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the sad passing of a Year 11 student on the camp to Plumbago Station beyond Broken Hill,” he told The New Daily.
“Our thoughts, sympathies and prayers are with the student’s family and friends, and with the students and teachers who were on the camp.
“We are unable to provide further information as police will prepare a report for the coroner.”
The camp was cancelled and counselling would be provided for the students and staff, and the wider school community.
Mr Bowen did not comment on the boy’s cause of death, but said South Australian police were looking into it.
About 75 students were on the final Year 11 camp to the cattle and sheep station, an activity offered as a “final outdoor program experience”, travelling via Mildura and Broken Hill.