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Mr O’Donoghue was a member of the college football team and after receiving good A level results last Thursday was hoping to secure a place at university studying sports science.
He had joined friends that night at Oceana nightclub in Kingston town centre to celebrate his success.
Police are still piecing together evidence to work out his movements after leaving the club,
which closed at 2.30am,
and are examining town centre CCTV footage.
It is understood friends did not consider him to be particularly drunk.
British Transport Police officer PC David Morgan said Mr O’Donoghue could have climbed over a fence in Dickerage Lane recreation ground to get on to the line.
The fence had been damaged and PC Morgan said youngsters sometimes crossed the line as a short cut.
Esher College principal Keith Blackwell said Mr O’Donoghue took A levels in physical education and leisure and recreation and planned to follow a career in sports science.
He said: “He was hard working,
mature and committed to sports studies and a valued member of the college community.
“Charles was well liked by both staff and fellow students and we are obviously devastated by his untimely death. It’s a great loss.
“Our sympathies are with his family and friends at this difficult time.” Mr O’Donoghue went to Esher College two years ago after completing his GCSEs at Chessington Community College.
Chessington principal David Kemp said: “Charlie is a boy we’ve got fond memories of.
” He was a boy who had a tremendous amount of potential. He was an enthusiastic young man.” A postmortem on Tuesday found the cause of death was electrocution. Toxicology tests are being carried out.
Mr O’Donoghue died from an electric shock but it is understood he was struck by the first train of the morning from Waterloo just after 5.30am. Network Rail said the line was blocked until 11am while the body was recovered.