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Price High School alum dies in Oregon

Sidney "Tony" Anthony Nelson was a standout in track & field at Frederick K.C. Price, III School, a private K-12 institution in Los Angeles,

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University of Oregon freshman drowns after jump from Wildwood Falls into 20-foot deep waters

Sidney “Tony” Anthony Nelson graduated in 2014 from Frederick K.C. Price High School in Los Angeles.

DORENA, Oregon — A Lane County Sheriff’s official says a 19-year-old University of Oregon student drowned when he jumped from Wildwood Falls into the water below and did not surface.

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The Register-Guard in Eugene reported that Sidney “Tony” Anthony Nelson, from Los Angeles, Calif., was a freshman undergraduate studying computer science.

Members of a Lane County dive team recovered Nelson’s body at the bottom of a 20-foot deep pool at the base of the falls, which are near Cottage Grove, after receiving a report about someone jumping from the falls, May 31.

Sheriff’s deputies say cold spring runoff and swift-moving water can be dangerous. They say swimmers should wear a properly fitting life jacket when in the water.

Authorities did not know what caused Nelson’s death after he hit the water.

Nelson was a standout in track & field at Frederick K.C. Price, III School, a private K-12 institution in Los Angeles, where he graduated, located on the sprawling campus of Crenshaw Christian Center.

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  • Di August 24, 2016

    To the family and friends of Tony Nelson,
    I would like to express my sympathies over the passing of your loved one. I too have experienced loss and know the pain and heartbreak it causes. As a parent I can’t imagine the hurt you are feeling. I’ve found the words in Hosea 13:14 to be very up lifting. There it says “From the power of the grave I will redeem them; From death I will recover them…” I look forward to a time where I will see my lost loved ones again. I hope that you find some comfort in that verse. My sincerest condolences.

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