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Body Of 19-Year-Old Northwestern Rower Found In North Shore Channel

By Stephen Gossett in News on Apr 11, 2017 2:48PM

Mohammed Ramzan / Facebook

Crews recovered the body of a 19-year-old Northwestern University rower who fell into the North Shore Channel on Monday, the university announced.

The crew member was identified as Mohammed Ramzan. His body was found in the channel near Lincolnwood, Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice President for Student Affairs, said in an update posted on Northwestern's website at 10 p.m.

"We extend our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to Mohammed’s family and friends for this tragic loss, which affects us all, and we urge all members of our community to reach out and support one another," Telles-Irvin said in the statement.

Ramzan fell into the channel on Monday morning during practice at about 7:40 a.m., Lincolnwood Fire officials said. A coach and another team member left their boats to try to rescue him but were unable to find him, according to a university announcement on Monday. Crews found Ramzan's body at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday night.