UO student dies Saturday at annual Lake Shasta weekend

A University of Oregon student died Saturday morning at Shasta Lake in Northern California, Shasta County Police confirmed. Authorities have not yet provided a cause of death.

The student was a sophomore affiliated with the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, commonly known as Fiji. He was at the lake with hundreds of other UO students for the annual Shasta weekend event that goes Thursday to Sunday. Students at the lake told the Emerald that almost everyone left Saturday after the student died.

The Emerald is waiting to identify the student so there is time for friends and family to be notified.

Several students have died at Shasta Lake in recent years. A UO student and an Oregon State student both died in May 2005, and another Oregon State student died in 2001.

UO spokesman Tobin Klinger said the university is looking into the incident and wouldn’t release any information until notifying the person’s family.

Update at 5:30 p.m.: Shasta County Sheriff’s Office released a press statement this afternoon saying that the cause of death is pending post mortem exam and that they have no reason to believe foul play was involved.

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