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,
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.
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.