Report: Northwestern Rower Who Drowned In April Couldn’t Swim

CHICAGO (CBS) — The death of a student athlete is forcing Northwestern University to change its policy.

An Illinois State Police report said 19-year-old Mohammed Ramzan told a teammate he could not swim days before he drowned.

Ramzan was ejected from his racing boat in April.

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A spokesman for the University told the Tribune, the team has since imposed a safety exam, but did not said if that includes a swim test.

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