Authorities have recovered the body of Weinberg freshman Mohammed Ramzan from the North Shore Channel after he fell overboard at the club crew team’s practice this morning, according to a statement from Northwestern Vice President of Student Affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin.
“We extend our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to Mohammed’s family and friends for this tragic loss, which affects us all, and we urge all members of our community to reach out and support one another,” Telles-Irvin said in the statement.
Ramzan, a 19-year-old first year student from Auburn, Washington, had been missing since around 7 a.m., when he fell off one of the team’s boats in Lincolnwood. Illinois State Police and local authorities conducted the search. At least one team member was hospitalized for jumping in the water after Ramzan fell overboard.
“It is with great sadness that we report the loss of one of our teammates, Mohammed Ramzan,” the Northwestern club crew team said on their Facebook page. “Mohammed will be remembered as one of Northwestern Crew’s most perseverant athletes and friendliest faces. We will miss him dearly.”
Students are encouraged to reach out to Counseling and Psychological Services at 847-491-2151, the Dean of Students’ Office at 847-491-8430 or the Chaplain’s staff at 847-491-7256 for support in dealing with this difficult situation. Services are also available through NUhelp.