Two Bishop Lynch alums die in helicopter crash

Two Bishop Lynch alums —  one a Lake Highlands native — were killed when a helicopter crashed into New York City’s East River Sunday evening. Twenty-six-year-olds Trevor Cadigan and Brian McDaniel were among three other passengers who died after a helicopter crashed and then flipped upside down under water. Passengers were on a private charter helicopter and on their way to a photo shoot.

Cadigan, who grew up in Lake Highlands, graduated from Bishop Lynch in 2010 and Southern Methodist University in 2015 with a degree in journalism. He had just moved to NYC to be a video journalist at Business Insider. He was an intern at WFAA and contributed craft beer articles to the Dallas Morning News’ Guidelive.

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Cadigan threw himself into learning Mandarin. He minored in the language, spent a summer as an exchange student in China and moved there for six months— all to be a fluent speaker. That’s just an example of how Cadigan approached life.

WFAA set up a GoFundMe for those interested in helping the Cadigan family.

McDaniel, a Dallas firefighter, was on vacation. He graduated from Bishop Lynch in 2010.

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