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Collegiate fisherman from Western Kentucky University dies following boat collision last week

Lake Murray, SC 01/31/2024 (Paul Kirby) A 21-year-old student fisherman from Western Kentucky University died yesterday following a boat collision in the Little Gap area of Lake Murray last week. Johnathan Brian of Shelbyville was 1 of the 3 fishermen transported from a site on Dreher Island on Thursday which was the last day of practice fishing before the Collegiate Bassmasters Tournament began Friday and Saturday of last week. The 2 others that were injured in the crash were released from the hospital last weekend. There were 4 total fishermen in the 2 boats that collided,

 


Very few details have been released by investigators with the SC Department of Natural Resources but lake residents said that it was extremely foggy on the water the day of the collision. Officers with DNR are continuing to investigate the collision.

 

Western Kentucky University is a college of roughly 16,400 students that’s min campus is located in Bowling Green.



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