Florida officials investigate drowning of Dartmouth swimmer

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SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Authorities are investigating the drowning of a Dartmouth College swimmer at a YMCA pool while he visited Florida with family.

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Wendy Rose said in an email late Sunday that 21-year-old Tate Ramsden drowned in the outdoor swimming pool at a Sarasota YMCA on Saturday afternoon.

In an email to students and faculty, Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon wrote that Ramsden’s family has planned a memorial service next weekend in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.

Ramsden swam for Dartmouth as a freshman and sophomore. He was scheduled to graduate in 2017.

Hanlon said Ramsden was visiting Sarasota with family. He wrote that school officials have been in touch with Ramsden’s family “to share our deepest sympathies with them at this time of heartbreaking loss.”