Allie Cidlowski, 21, of Cincinnati, USA, drowned in Lake East Fort in Ohio. The incident happened last Saturday. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recovered the body at 1 a.m. Sunday (local time), according to U.S. newspapers.
An ODNR spokesman said Alli had been on the boat's swimming platform before drowning. When the body was found, the victim was not wearing a life jacket. At the moment, local authorities are investigating the causes of the tragedy.
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Cidloski was a student at the University of Cincinnati, finishing his second season with the college football team. Ally Sidloski was the third member of his family to compete in American college football. In high school, he defended Strongville HS for four years.
– There are no words to deal with a tragedy on this scale. Alli was a pillar of everything right in our project. An excellent student, a brave and resilient player and a unique man. This is an immeasurable and unspeakable loss. Our hearts are with your family and friends, and we will support you with our memories of Ali – says Neil Stafford, coach of "Bear Gates" at the University of Cincinnati.
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