Retired NBA Star DROWNS Trying To Save WIFE!!!
We are sad to report a very heart breaking tragedy. The title is not an exaggeration unfortunately.
Former NBA star Dan Roundfield died attempting to save his wife from drowning. Here is what the New York Daily News reported...
|Dan Roundfield, an NBA veteran who had three consecutive All-Star seasons, has drowned off the Caribbean island of Aruba while helping his wife as she struggled in rough water.
He was 59.
Roundfield, had been swimming with his wife, Bernie, on Monday when they became caught in rough water.
The former All Star was apparently swept away in a strong current as he tried to help his struggling wife.
Police, firefighters, the Coast Guard and volunteers searched for him, finding his body about 90 minutes later, trapped by rocks underwater.
“We always go to Baby Beach, and we go there because it’s so safe,” she told The Associated Press. “It happened so fast.”
Bernie Roundfield was treated for shock after the incident.
His wife said he will be remembered as a family man.
“People knew he was a great husband, a great dad, a great grandfather,” Bernie Roundfield said. “They knew he would help his friends or any other person who needed help.”
RIP Dan Roundfield.