Wofford Basketball Player Drowned Last Night In North Carolina

Jeremiah Tate, a 19-year-old basketball player and student at Wofford College, drowned last night after jumping into Lake Wylie early Monday morning. Jeremiah was working as a counselor at YMCA Camp Thunderbird, located outside of Charlotte.
According to reports, both Jeremiah and another counselor jumped off Buster Boyd bridge around 2 A.M. After the 30-foot jump, only one counselor emerged.
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Director of Wofford Athletics Richard Johnson spoke about the news. “The entire Wofford College family is devastated and saddened today by the loss of Jeremiah Tate. Jeremiah was such a dedicated, loved and respected member of the men’s basketball team. He had a wonderful personality and had many friends on campus extending outside of the athletic department. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with his family. He will truly be missed.”
Our hearts go out to the Tate family and Wofford University as a whole. Being a camp counselor is one of the best experiences young men can have and we’re certain Jeremiah was a positive role-model for the young men and women at Camp Thunderbird.

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