An Ohio State University student has died over spring break, his sister confirmed — days after another student suffered a brain hemorrhage while relaxing with friends in Mexico.
Henry Meacock of Westfield, New Jersey, studied finance at OSU.
It’s unclear where he died, or how, but his sister Ellie paid an emotional tribute to her sibling.
“My little brother, I can’t believe it,” she wrote on Instagram.
“Words cannot describe how much I miss you. It hurts to breathe without you.
“You are a very special soul who will live on forever. The most beautiful boy inside and out. No one will ever have a smile like yours.’
Henry Meacock, an Ohio State student from New Jersey, died suddenly during spring break, his sister has confirmed
Ellie Meacock praised his spirit and smile, adding: ‘It hurts to breathe without you’
Henry Meacock is seen with his sister Ellie, mother Colleen and father Will
She praised his spirit and added, “I admire you in every way.
“The joy you brought to those around you will never be forgotten.”
And she said she was thankful for their sibling bond.
“I am so incredibly grateful for the great relationship we had. There is no one else I would rather confide in. I love you forever and always my best friend.”
Meacock’s death came as another student, Liza Burke, was recovering in hospital after being found unconscious in her bed in Mexico after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
The condition was hereditary, but it’s unclear if anything aggravated her condition.
Burke was enjoying her “last spring break” with a large group of friends in Cabo San Lucas when she suffered a brain hemorrhage on March 10.
Burke went to bed after breakfast complaining of a sore head. Her friends checked on her a few hours later and called an ambulance when they couldn’t wake her.
The young student was rushed to the hospital, where Burke was diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation (AVM), Fox News reported.
Liza Burke, pictured right, suffered a severe brain hemorrhage while on a spring break trip to Mexico
The University of Georgia student has since been diagnosed with a condition called arteriovenous malformation and has been flown to Florida for further treatment.
She was rushed to a hospital and put on a ventilator. A GoFundMe page set up to help Burke raised $130,000, with the money used to fly her to Jacksonville, Florida, where her mother Lauren McKeithen lives, for further treatment.
Burke is said to have shown “promising signs” after surgery in Mexico, with McKeithen saying her daughter could have squeezed her hand.
She told Channel2: ‘We’re told to take things one day at a time and not get our hopes too high, but have a lot of hope.
According to the Mayo Clinic, AVM is a “tangle of blood vessels that connect arteries and veins irregularly, interfering with blood flow and oxygen circulation.”
Scientists aren’t sure what causes the condition, but say it’s usually not hereditary.
People are born with the condition, although it is more likely to cause brain hemorrhages later in life.
It affects men more often than women.
Jennifer Ritter, who organized a GoFundMe fundraiser for Burke, said her friend was born with the condition, but they only discovered it after she became seriously ill.
Burke was one of a handful of spring breakers to venture to Mexico this year after a recent spate of terrifying crimes sparked security fears there.
Earlier this month, three men and a woman from North Carolina were abducted at gunpoint while traveling to have the woman undergo a tummy tuck.
Two of the men were shot dead, the third man and woman survived.
They were kidnapped and killed by a cartel whose bosses have since disowned the men they believe are behind the killings.
And in the United States, students from Florida to California went to the beach to soak up the sun.
Spring Break students in green bikinis for St. Patrick’s Day can be seen Friday in Panama City, Florida
Panama City is a popular destination for spring break sunbathers, as seen on Friday
Students are ready to party in Panama City, Florida on Friday
A group of college friends pose on the beach in Panama City on Friday
A student celebrating St. Patrick’s Day goes to the beach in Panama City
A group of college students check out the jet skis in Panama City, Florida, on Friday
Springbreakers are pictured in Florida. Many have shunned Mexico this year after a series of high-profile crimes involving American victims
The men got in the mood too, wearing St. Patrick’s Day hats and green shorts, in Panama City
Each year, thousands of students flock to Panama City for spring break
With COVID restrictions lifted in full, tourism authorities hoped for a peak season.
However, concerns about inflation and the economic situation have affected some.
A Morning Consult poll found that 30 percent of all American adults said they plan to take a trip this year during spring break (February to April) — about the same level as last year.
More than 200 people have been arrested so far in Panama City, police chief JR Talamantez said.
“This year’s spring break went as we expected in the first few weeks of March,” he said WJHG.
“We’ve had a few people here and there who want to test the boundaries and our ability to enforce spring break — and right now, while they’re in Bay County Jail, they’re realizing that we can handle cases.”
He said the vast majority of students were well-behaved, but some drank too much and were charged.
“What we’re seeing now is crime related to drunken behavior caused by students,” he said.
“Unfortunately going home with a criminal record.”
He said the arrests were for drinking on the beach, driving under the influence and possession of narcotics.
About 50 tickets have been issued so far for drinking on the sandy beach, which is illegal in the month of March.
The ordinance was created to contain the chaos during spring break.
“We issued far more warnings than quotes,” Talamantez said.
“And the only way we can enjoy that is if everyone follows the law and maintains a very family-friendly destination.”