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Shutterstock/Dancestrokes The Pacific Beach area of San Diego.
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J1 student left in 'critical condition' following San Diego attack is home and will make full recovery

Evan White has returned home to Cork.

AN IRISH J1 student who was left in a critical condition in the US following a violent attack is back home and is expected to make a full recovery.

Evan White was left with serious facial injuries in an incident in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego on 19 June.

White, who is from Farran in Cork, was out with friends celebrating his 21st birthday when he was set upon.

However, in recent days he has returned home and will make a full recovery, much to the relief of everyone in his community.

Pat Malone of the local Eire Og GAA club said the whole community in Farran is delighted by his speedy recovery.

He told TheJournal.ie: Thankfully, he’s home and he is going to make a full recovery. His eye was very damaged but it looks as though he will be fine. We would like to extend our warm wishes to the family from the community here.

“We’re natural delighted he’s home. He’s a lovely lad. We’d like to thank his parents for keeping us updated on his condition. I’m sure we’ll get to see him in the coming days.”

Police in the US are still investigating the incident and a report from a San Diego police spokesman at the time said that White was discovered unconscious on his own and that they had no suspects for the attack.

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