A Sad Day

http://video.adelaidenow.com.au/2322541449/Adelaide-Newsbyte-January-2

While I was watching New Year’s Eve fireworks with friends from my volleyball club on Brighton beach (SA), an 18-year-old was killed only a few streets away in a moment of madness that is incomprehensible. We saw ambulances driving past as we headed back to the house but thought nothing of it until news broke. I didn’t know Lewis McPherson personally. He graduated from Brighton secondary, where he played in last year’s Open Honours Boys team. He also won a reserves premiership with USC Lion earlier in the year. It was barely three weeks ago that we sat in the same crowd watching a gold medal match. He had tied a blue helium balloon to his bag to celebrate his 18th birthday. It’s a tragic loss for a family, a community and a sport.

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