Thursday 22 February 2018

Irish J1 student treated for serious injuries after he was found 'unconscious' in San Diego

Police are hoping to speak with Evan White 'today or tomorrow' to establish what happened

Law Street, San Diego. Picture: Google Maps
Scripps La Jolla Hospital. Picture: Google Maps
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

An Irish student is continuing to receive treatment in hospital after he was discovered unconscious after a night out in San Diego, California.

The victim, named by US police as Evan White from Farran in Co Cork, was celebrating his 21st birthday party in the city when the alleged attack took place.

Independent.ie understands that Mr White is in the city on a J1 summer work visa programme.

According to the Irish Sun, Mr White was "unrecognisable" when he was found in the Pacific Beach area of the city.

A police spokesman said Evan White was located in the south alley of 600 Law Street. 

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Law Street, San Diego. Picture: Google Maps

"He was transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital paramedics with a head injury.

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Scripps La Jolla Hospital. Picture: Google Maps

"He was unconscious when officers arrived to take his statement. It is unknown what caused the injuries since there wasn’t any witnesses and officers had not had the opportunity to speak with White." 

The spokesman said a detective is going to try to speak with him "today or tomorrow" to get his statement.

Mr White studies Business at University College Cork and it is believed his family have travelled to the US to be by his side.

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