Northwestern Rower Mohammed Ramzan Dies During Practice

A member of the Northwestern rowing team died on Monday after being tossed from his boat and drowning.

According to the university, the rower who passed away was 19-year-old Mohammed Ramzan. Ramzan fell out of the bought in the early hours of the morning and his teammates were unable to locate him.

After a search, two other rowers were taken to the hospital because of the cold waters.

“It is with great sadness that we report the loss of one of our teammates, Mohammed Ramzan. Mohammed will be remembered as one of Northwestern Crew’s most perserverant athletes and friendliest faces. We will miss him dearly. We send our deepest condolences to Mohammed’s friends and family,” the rowing team wrote in a statement on social media.

“We sincerely appreciate all of your thoughts, prayers, and support during this difficult time.”

Ramzan’s body was recovered on Monday night.

Our deepest condolences go out to Ramzan’s family and friends who have been impacted by this heartbreaking situation.

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Josh SanchezCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
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