Thread: Lake Keowee Jet Ski accident
07-11-2006, 12:55 PM #1
Lake Keowee Jet Ski accident
BE CAREFUL FOLKS!!!
Second jetski death of this summer on my lake
Football player involved in Jet Ski accident
By Greg Wallace
July 10, 2006
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources officials confirmed Monday that a Clemson University football player was piloting the personal watercraft that struck and killed a Clemson menís track assistant coach.
Jarrett Foster, 32, was killed Saturday night when he fell off a personal watercraft in Lake Keowee near Seneca. Mr. Foster, a Pendelton resident, was struck by another craft following closely behind that was driven by Clemson senior offensive lineman Roman Fry, an Ironton, Ohio native.
Mr. Fosterís death was ruled accidental. The Oconee County Coronerís office is awaiting toxicology results in the incident.
Requests for comment from Mr. Fry were directed to Greenville lawyer Beattie Ashmore, who did not return a phone message Monday evening.
Clemson head football coach Tommy Bowden released a statement Monday expressing sympathy for both Mr. Foster and Mr. Fry.
"Our thoughts and prayers are first with Jarrett Fosterís parents and family," Mr. Bowden said. "He was a fine young man who had a significant positive impact on our track program and athletic department. This was a terrible accident. Our thoughts and prayers are also with Roman Fry and his family, as they also go through the grieving process."
The accident rocked the Clemson athletic department. Mr. Bowden postponed his annual media golf outing, originally set for today at The Reserve golf course, after learning of the news.
Memorial services for Mr. Foster are set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Floyds Creek Baptist Church in Forest City, N.C.
Mr. Foster, a Western Carolina University graduate, had just finished his seventh season as a field events assistant under head coach Bob Pollock. He coached 12 All-Americans and 23 ACC champions during his time and was considered one of the nationís top young track assistants.
Mr. Fry is expected to help anchor the Clemson offensive line this fall. He recently was named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy, awarded at seasonís end to the top offensive or defensive lineman in America.
A second-team All-ACC selection as an offensive guard last fall, he is a preseason first-team All-ACC pick this season, according to several preseason publications.
07-11-2006, 03:11 PM #2
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