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Dartmouth Swimmer And Fraternity Member Dies During Swim Practice

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Tate Ramsden, a member of the Dartmouth College swim and dive team, as well as a brother of Dartmouth’s Beta Alpha Omega fraternity, tragically passed away during a swim practice while on vacation in Sarasota, Florida on December 26, 2015. He was 21 years old.

It is with a very heavy heart that NAC acknowledges the passing of one of our finest, Tate Ramsden, who this year was a…

Posted by Nashville Aquatic Club on Monday, December 28, 2015

From NBC News:

Ramsden swam around 4,000 yards — over two and a quarter miles — before attempting an underwater swimming technique called a “100,” which is four laps across the pool without coming up for air, according to a sheriff’s office incident report released Monday.

During this routine, his sister and cousin noticed a “lack of movement” by Ramsden and he was pulled from the water. He was given CPR and paramedics were called, but attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful and the 21-year-old was declared dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s office said his death was a “possible drowning” but an autopsy was pending.

Our hearts go out to his family, fraternity brothers, and friends during this tough time.

Rest in peace, Tate.

[via Facebook, NBC News]

Image via Dartmouth Sports

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Jared Borislow

Jared Borislow (né The DeVry Guy) is a Senior Writer for Grandex Inc and a 2015 graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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