FAMU student dies in boating accident in Panama City
A Florida A&M University student has died in boating accident that occurred Sunday afternoon in St. Andrew’s Bay near the coast of Panama City.
According to a release from the university, 21-year-old Te-Andre Brown of Fort Lauderdale went missing after jumping in the water to save one of his fellow occupants who was distress.
In a separate release, School of Business and Industry (SBI) Dean Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Ph.D. gave her condolence following the tragedy stating:
“Our hearts are saddened by the tragic loss of Te-Andre Brown, one of SBI’s high performing students. He made his mark in SBI and on this campus. We were eagerly anticipating seeing all the things Te-Andre was going to achieve including graduating with his B.S. in Business Administration and MBA. He was a caring and professional young man whose life was cut too short. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family, friends, and classmates during this difficult time.”
Brown was a senior business administration and an Army ROTC student, no further information is available at this time.