A Lynn University student died Saturday after attempting to cross a railroad bridge with his best friend, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
Kyle Conrad, 21, died and Joe Cundall, 21, was seriously injured after the bridge started to rise. Cundall was able to hold on to a trestle until a rescue team arrived, but Conrad fell and suffered fatal injuries. He died in the Broward General Medical Center on Saturday afternoon.
Conrad is remembered as a star athlete. He was profiled in Lynn University's student paper, the iPulse, after reaching the 100-point mark in his soccer career last month. Conrad was only the fourth student in the university's history to do so, and the first in fifteen years to achieve such a feat. In addition to maintaining a 3.8 GPA on his soccer scholarship, Conrad earned the title of ESPN Academic All-American twice and First Team ESPN Academic All-District three times, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Team captain Scott Gordon told WSVN that Conrad was "such a high-spirited, jovial, amazing person." He added, "You hear about his soccer accomplishments and all that, and they were unbelievable, everything he's done. It doesn't even come close to the person he was off the field."
The University, which mourned the deaths of four students and two faculty members who were killed in the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January, will memorialize Conrad next month.