Lynn U. soccer star killed in bridge fall

Dec. 12, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A star soccer player from Florida's Lynn University was killed this weekend when he and a teammate fell from a Fort Lauderdale bridge, college officials said.

Kyle Conrad, 21, of Jensen Beach died when he fell into the New River near the downtown Las Olas Entertainment complex early Saturday.

The circumstances surrounding the tragedy were not immediately known Sunday.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel said Sunday that the accident occurred less than a year after four Lynn students and two faculty members were killed in the Haiti earthquake.

Conrad spent four years on the Lynn soccer team. He was the fourth player in school history to score 100 points and was a two-time member of ESPN's academic all-America team.

"He was liked by everybody," university spokesman Joshua Glanzer told the Sun Sentinel. "The whole campus is really upset by this."

Rescue responders pulled Conrad from the water about 10 minutes after he and teammate Joe Cundall plunged into the river. Cundall, 21, was found clinging to a bridge trestle and was treated and released from Broward General Medical Center.


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