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Report: High school basketball standout Jamari Smith drowns in Alabama lake

Jamari Smith, an Alabama high school basketball and football standout and incoming freshman at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, drowned Wednesday afternoon at a Lee County lake, according to AL.com. He was 18 years old.

Smith supposedly finished from Lee High School earlier this year and was a member of its 2020 Alabama state champion basketball team. He had actually likewise signed to play football at UAB as a pass receiver.

The local coroner reported Smith had actually been swimming with pals in the lake till he ended up being tired and went under. His buddies apparently called 911 when they were unable to discover him. His body was quickly discovered underwater in the lake and rushed to a regional medical facility, where efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

He was reportedly declared dead in the emergency room of East Alabama Medical Center at 6: 05 p.m.

Smith’s high school program has actually validated his death and requested prayers for his household.

It is with agony of minds that we should validate the passing of our beloved Jamari “Chop” Smith @jayy_primo23 We request for you to wish his family. We likewise ask that you give them personal privacy at this time. Slice we like you always. pic.twitter.com/aYIJlq1ttE

— Lee-Montgomery Varsity (@bball_lee) Might 28, 2020

The incident is apparently being dealt with as an accidental drowning by authorities without any nasty play presumed.

Smith’s high school team has reportedly dealt with catastrophe before, one former gamer was shot and eliminated in 2018 while another died in a vehicle mishap in 2016.

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