PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Point Park University student and elite Track and Field athlete has died in a drowning accident in Alabama.
According to university officials, 19-year-old Tyler Deshon Carter passed away Wednesday in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
He was a rising sophomore, a history major and a member of the university’s Men’s Track & Field Team.
Carter, a Penn Hills native, was in Alabama to compete in the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championship. The university says he was ranked No. 4 nationally in the triple jump and set to compete on Saturday.
Point Park University President Paul Hennigan has released this statement on Carter’s death:
“The Point Park University family is devastated by this loss. Tyler was more than just an impressive athlete – he was an excellent student and an even better person. Our love, prayers and support are with his family and friends.”
Carter was a graduate from Trinity Christian School.