Tate Ramsden '17 died Saturday while on vacation with family

by The Dartmouth Senior Staff | 12/27/15 2:07pm

Tate Ramsden ’17 died Saturday while swimming at the YMCA in Sarasota, Florida, where he was on vacation with family, according to a campus-wide email from College President Phil Hanlon.

The Associated Press reported that he may have been attempting to swimfour laps across a pool without coming up for air. He was pronounced dead after lifeguards and emergency medical personnel were unable to revive him.

An autopsy is pending to determine the cause of death, the AP reported.

Ramsden was a member of the men’s swimming and diving team and of Beta Alpha Omega fraternity.

Ramsden graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2013, where he was captain of the swim team.

His family is planning a memorial service for next weekend, to be held in Nashville.

Hanlon encouraged students, faculty and staff to contact Safety and Security if they would like to speak to a counselor.

The Dartmouth will publish a full obituary in the near future. If you would like to share a memory, please contact editor@thedartmouth.com.