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    Oregon Player Dies in Swimming Accident
    Posted: 2008-07-16 22:21:02
    EUGENE, Ore. (July 15) -- A redshirt freshman on the University of Oregon football team has died after trying to swim the McKenzie River during an inner-tube trip down the river.

    The university said in a statement that 19-year-old Todd Doxey was with several teammates Sunday afternoon in the Cascade Range stream.

    It said that most of the party started down the river, but Doxey decided to jump off a bridge.

    He swam across the current toward a boat ramp. But, the Lane County sheriff's office says, he tired and couldn't hold his head above water.

    A fisherman in a drift boat retrieved him and began administering CPR.

    He was listed initially in critical condition but died about 8 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene.

    Doxey was a graduate of Hoover High School in San Diego.

    Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. The information contained in the AP news report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press. All active hyperlinks have been inserted by AOL.
    2008-07-16 22:21:02

  • #2
    That is very sad may the Lord be with his family.
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    • #3
      it is horrible news. I know that Slick Rick took the team down Boulder Creek back in the 90s, that goodness something like this never happened.
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      • #4
        man i hope that the family of this young man is surrounded by a big support group.they are going to need the prayers are with them.very sorry.
        elway going to save the broncos again.yes!