NBA All-Star Dan Roundfield Dies Trying to Save Wife From Drowning
Talk about courage….former NBA All-Star Dan Roundfield managed to save his wife from drowning, but his life was taken as a result.
He and his wife Bernie were swimming in Aruba yesterday when they went beyond a protected part of the reef. Roundfield got his wife to some rocks where she could be safe, but was then swept away by the current. His body was found about 90 minutes later by search and rescue teams.
‘It’s a real tragedy,’ said John Larmonie, a spokesman for Aruba police. ‘He drowned saving his wife.’ Julia Roundfield, a sister-in-law of the athlete, who lives in Detroit, said the family was still trying to get to the bottom of what happened. ‘He was a real sweet guy,’ she said. ‘He really was a sweetheart.’ The player’s wife, Bernie, was treated for shock after scrambling out of the water. The Roundfield’s have two sons, Corey and Christopher, and a number of grandchildren.
The 6-foot-8 forward-center played for Central Michigan in college and started his pro career with Indiana, which was then in the ABA.
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