06 Jul Former Nottingham Forest footballer Derrick Otim drowns within the U.S
Former Nottingham Forest footballer Derrick Otim has drowned within the U.S. aged 24.
Otim had educated with Forest’s academy earlier than transferring to the U.S. to check at Xavier College.
Pickens County coroner Kandy Kelley advised native media retailers in South Carolina that Otim was visiting mates on the Cliffs when he drowned in Lake Keowee simply off of a ship ramp.
Relaxation in peace, Derrick ❤️
#NFFC are saddened to be taught of the passing of former academy participant Derrick Otim.
The ideas of everybody on the membership exit to his family and friends at this tragic time. pic.twitter.com/zqR5thSHlm
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) July 5, 2020
Kelley confirmed that Otim was a latest graduate of Xavier College.
“The ideas of everybody on the membership exit to his family and friends at this tragic time,” Nottingham Forest stated in an announcement on Twitter.
Former teammate Matty Money additionally posted a tribute to Otim on Twitter.
“RIP del, cannot consider I am scripting this, Such a high lad who all the time introduced a smile to everybody’s face when round him,” he said.
The South Carolina Division of Pure Sources is investigating the loss of life.