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Former Boston College Hockey Player Corey Griffin Dies In Accident

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The Boston College community mourns the loss of a fellow Eagle.

The Boston College community received terrible news today when a news report confirmed that former BC hockey player Corey Griffin passed away in a tragic accident in Nantucket.

According to Boston.com:

Corey Griffin was pulled from the water after apparently diving from a local establishment, "Juice Guys," located at 44 Straight Wharf, police told The Cape Cod Times. He was reported missing around 2 a.m.

A witness stated Griffin had jumped, then floated to the surface before going under the water again and not resurfacing.

Corey was born in Hingham, Massachusetts and came to Boston College as a forward after a strong career at Thayer Academy. According to his BCEagles.com biography he was a graduate of the Carroll School of Management.

He was a consummate Eagle, according to the report on Friday he had called his father to let him know that he had helped raise over $100,000 to help his friend Pete Frates in his fight against ALS. When someone's life is taken it is always hard, but when it is someone so young it can be even harder. We at BC Interruption join the the rest of the Boston College community in offering our thoughts and prayers to the Griffin family and all affected by this tragedy.