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CALIFORNIA – A University of Oregon student was found dead on Saturday at a campground in Northern California, according to reports.
The school issued a statement that read in part:
The Division of Student Life has received word that a Dylan Pietrs, a 21 year old business administration major and member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, died in an incident at Lake Shasta this weekend. The incident will be fully reviewed by authorities in Shasta County and at this time the full facts and details remain unknown.
The death is tragic, and the university offers its deepest sympathy to family and friends of Dylan and the communities he was a part of at the University of Oregon.
According to the college’s student newspaper, the Daily Emerald, a cause of death is not yet clear.
Pietrs reportedly was at the lake, roughly 300 miles south of Eugene where the school is located, with hundreds of other University of Oregon students for an annual event organized by fraternities that was scheduled to be held from Thursday to Sunday this year, FOX News reports.
The 21-year-old was seen drinking in the area throughout the day on Friday, before he went to his tent early in the evening, Fox 12 reported.
Pietrs was found not breathing at the Gooseneck Campground. CPR was performed, but he was declared dead at the scene, according to KEZI.
Investigators did not believe foul play was involved in Pietrs’ death, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office told multiple news agencies.
Such a tragedy.
He had his whole life ahead of him.
We send our deepest condolences to the family, friends and everyone involved.