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Lenoir-Rhyne University reports death of student

Posted November 19, 2008 11:20 a.m. EST
Updated November 19, 2008 5:13 p.m. EST

— A student at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory has died, the school reported Wednesday.

Harrison Kowiak, a sophomore from Tampa, Fla., died off campus as a result of an accident, according to a statement from the school.

He was taken to a hospital by other students Monday night, and later airlifted to Charlotte.

Kowiak was a member of the golf team and Theta Chi.

Investigators with the Caldwell County sheriff's office were talking to fraternity brothers and other friends, trying to gather information.