An Irish national has passed away following a kayaking accident in the States.
The deceased has been named as Ella Mills, from the Dublin area and was a student in Trinity College where she had just started to study abroad for a year.
She sadly died following an incident on the Potomac River near Washington DC while on a trip with the Columbia University Whitewater Kayaking Club.
She had just started studying at Columbia University as part of a dual BA programme, following her arrival in the US earlier this month.
The incident happened on the Potomac River near Washington DC.
Tributes have already started to be paid on social media.