Tributes flood in for student who died after fall from Cliffs of Moher

Tributes and condolences have been pouring in for the Trinity student who died while trying to take a selfie.

The 26-year-old, Anand Goel lost his footing when trying to take a picture at the Cliffs of Moher.

The emergency services were notified around 3.15pm on Friday, when a person was seen falling from the cliff. 

Eyewitnesses told Gardaí that the man appeared to be taking a selfie when he lost his footing.

A body of a man was recovered by a Rescue115 crew.

The remains were flown to Doolin Coast Guard station, where he was formally pronounced dead.

Anand, who was an Indian National, was studying Tech Marketing & Design at Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

The Indian Embassy in Dublin has been working to bring Anand back to his home country.

TCD are providing support to those closest to the victim.

The Indian Ambassador to Ireland Sandeep Kumar took a visit to the scene to pay his respects over the weekend.

On Twitter, the Embassy issued a statement offering their condolences.

It read: “Deeply saddened by tragic death of promising Indian student, Anand Goel, studying Tech Marketing & Design at Trinity College, who accidentally fell off Cliffs of Moher."

“Heartfelt condolences to bereaved family. Your loss is our loss. Embassy stands solid with you and is assisting with all formalities."

Image credit: Anand Goel/Facebook

Trinity also took to Twitter to honour their student.

They said: Deeply saddened by the tragic death of one of our students in an accident at the Cliffs of Moher."

"Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time."

In a separate statement, they added: “We are also reaching out to his fellow students, friends and staff here at Trinity supporting them during this distressing time. We are working closely with the Indian Embassy and An Garda Síochána in doing so.”

Our condolences go out to Anand's friends and family at this difficult time. 

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