A J1 student from Cork has been left in an induced coma after being attacked in Pacific Beach, San Diego. Evan White from Farran, Co. Cork, was out celebrating his 21st birthday when he was found in a laneway in critical condition.
According to The Sun, the keen footballer is in hospital with a number of broken bones in his face. Evan, who studies at UCC, was found in an alleyway in Pacific Beach in an "unrecognisable" state. A source has said he was brought to "Scripps La Jolla Hospital in San Diego where he is in an induced coma". Evan's family have travelled to the US to be with him as he remains in a critical state.
San Diego is by far one of the most popular J1 destinations for Irish students and Evan is just one of 1500 other students over there at this time. The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the attack happened last Friday night in the Pacific Beach area.
At the moment, there are no leads in the case as there have been no witnesses to the attack. A spokesperson for the San Diego police has said, "It is unknown what caused the injuries since there wasn’t any witnesses and officers had not had the opportunity to speak with White".
"This is all the information we have at this time".
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