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.
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..
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