So Tragic — Vanderbilt University Pitcher Dies In Drowning Accident One Day Before Team's First Playoff Game
This is so awful.
Vanderbilt University freshman baseball pitcher Donny Everett died in a drowning accident, just one day before his team's first tournament game on their campus in Nashville, Tenn.
The 19-year-old pitcher was at Normandy Lake in Coffee County on Thursday when, just before 5 p.m. local time, sheriff's deputies received a call of 'a subject that had gone underwater.'
Everett was apparently fishing on a bridge over the lake with two teammates and two other friends, when all five people jumped in to swim across to the east side of the bridge.
Everett began asking for help, but all four other people apparently thought he was joking, since he didn't seem to be in distress and didn't appear to be struggling to swim.
By the time they realized he actually needed help, it was too late, according to a report from the Coffee County Sheriff's Department (below):