St. Olaf Lacrosse Player Dies in Bike Accident

St. Olaf Lacrosse Player Dies in Bike Accident

Postby Pinball on Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:25 am

Authorities and family members say he was negotiating a switchback turn outside Bozeman when he tumbled from his bike, striking his head. Family members say he was wearing a helmet.

He was carried out by rescuers within an hour of when 911 was called, after friends performed mouth-to-mouth while others sought help. He was taken to a Bozeman hospital by ambulance and later flown to Billings, where he died.

Played lacrosse at St. Olaf

Nemcek's father, Gary, spoke with pride of his son, who lived and breathed sports before and after his illness and also endured three knee surgeries while playing lacrosse for St. Olaf. He graduated among the high scorers in his league....

Sounds like a very sad situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone.
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Postby Rob Graff on Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:01 am

What a tragedy.

The UMD Lacrosse Family sends their deepest condolences to the Nemcek family and the St. Olaf Lacrosse team.

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Postby LaxTV_Admin on Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:47 pm

Very sad story indeed.

The Marquette Lacrosse Family will keep the Nemcek family and St. Olaf Lacrosse team in our prayers.
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