The parents of a 17 year old High school student from Brisbane are on their way to Fiji to find out how their son drowned in a swimming pool on Plantation Island resort.
The boy, Harrison Kadell, has been described as a a talented performer with movie-star good looks who had landed film, TV and advertising parts.
But in an instant, in the early hours of yesterday morning, he was found floating in the swimming pool at 4am and attempts to revive him failed.
Plantation Island Resort managers said in a Facebook statement late yesterday that the death resulted from an accident.
"Despite the best efforts of resort medical staff and Unleashed crew, we were unable to save him," the statement said. "Unsubstantiated reports of drinking games and parties around the pool are untrue. This was a terrible, tragic accident and we are all very sad about what has occurred."
Fiji police are apparently investigating.