B.A.S.S. mourns death of WKU angler Johnathan Brian

As previously shared, two boats were involved in an incident on Thursday of last week, resulting in injuries, during the practice round for the Bassmaster College Series event on Lake Murray. On Friday, two of the three anglers who were hospitalized were released.

Authorities have since confirmed the death of Western Kentucky angler Johnathan Brian.

“We are all heartbroken to learn the news of Johnathan’s tragic death,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Chase Anderson.

B.A.S.S. will continue to support the ongoing investigation into the incident.

“Our hearts go out to Johnathan’s family, friends, and college fishing community,” Anderson said, “and we continue to offer our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to Johnathan’s family and loved ones while respecting their privacy during this painful time.”