Brooks Edmund Hardie Death: Missing Former Georgia HS student-athlete died on duck hunting trip

Brooks Edmund Hardie Death – A missing former student-athlete at Snead State Community College has been found dead on a duck hunting trip. The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Brooks Edmund Hardie. According to reports, Brooks Edmund Hardie passed away following the tragic incident.

His body was recovered from Georgia near the Goose Pond Resort on Lake Guntersville at approximately 3:30 a.m. Monday, the 18th of December 2023, according to authorities.

How did the incident happen?

At approximately 8 a.m. on Saturday, following a duck hunting excursion on Lake Guntersville near Goose Pond Colony, an incident occurred. During the outing, a kayak capsized, leading to the individual, Hardie, submerging beneath the water and not resurfacing.

Various agencies collaborated in the recovery efforts, including Troopers from ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division, the Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division, the Scottsboro/Jackson County Rescue Squad, Rosalee Rescue Squad, Guntersville Fire Department, Crane Hill Fire and Rescue, and the Logan Fire and Rescue.

The North Alabama Search Dog Association played a role by providing cadaver K-9s to aid in the search efforts. Eddie Tigue from the Scottsboro Jackson Rescue Squad noted that navigating through the lake’s grass posed the most challenging aspect of locating the submerged body. The investigation remains ongoing.

The school made the following statement:

“Snead State Community College faculty and staff are deeply saddened to hear about the tragic incident that took place Saturday morning in Scottsboro involving former student-athlete Brooks Hardie. Brooks, of Bremen, Ga., played baseball at Snead State for two seasons before graduating this past spring.

Snead State Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach Casey Underwood: “He was the true definition of Snead State Baseball. He cared more about the guy to his right and left than he did himself. He wanted nothing more than to make the guys next to him much better.” Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and teammates during this difficult time.”

About Brooks Edmund Hardie

Hardie, a graduate of Bremen High School in 2021, previously served as a student-athlete at Snead State Community College. Completing his studies this spring, he dedicated two seasons to playing baseball.

Hardie embodied the essence of Snead State Baseball, prioritizing the well-being of his teammates over his own. His genuine concern for those beside him exemplified his selfless nature, as he consistently aimed to uplift and enhance the abilities of his fellow players.

An obituary is not available at this time for Brooks Edmund Hardie.

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