Havin Morris
Havin Morris

California resident was on leave

A West Point cadet drowned while on leave in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the U.S. Military Academy announced on Tuesday (March 26).

Havin Morris, 21, of Pleasanton, California, died Monday. His tactical officer, Maj. Rebecca Gogue, said in a statement that Morris was “a bright, resilient young man with a determination to succeed in all he did.”

Morris’ family was notified of his death by the Army and assigned a casualty assistance officer.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department told The Pleasanton Weekly that it appears Morris drowned accidentally in the New River water channel near downtown Fort Lauderdale after being reported missing after being last seen downtown on Saturday night. A police dive team located his body on Monday night.

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