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Tyler Deshon Carter

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — A student athlete from Penn Hills has drowned in Alabama, ahead of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship he was competing in.

AL.com reports (http://bit.ly/2qmWz8B ) that Gulf Shores Police Department spokesman Jason Woodruff says 19-year-old Tyler Deshon Carter died at South Baldwin Medical Center on May 24 after lifeguards pulled him out of the water. Carter was a sophomore history major at Pittsburgh’s Point Park University and a member of the men’s track and field team.

He was ranked fourth nationally in the triple jump and was scheduled to compete in Saturday’s championship in Gulf Shores.

His death has been classified as an accident and remains under investigation.

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