TRAGEDY struck Gem County, Idaho, in June 2022 after LSU-E freshman Everette Jackson was reported missing.
His body was later discovered two miles from where he was last seen on the Payette River.Everette Jackson played basketball at LSU-E[/caption]
Who was Everette Jackson?
Everette Jackson was known as a 21-year-old LSU-E freshman basketball player.
After graduating from Central Lafourche High School, he started college at LSU-E in Eunice.
His sister, Megan Jackson, described him as “fun, adventurous, he loves to play basketball, loved basketball,” adding that he “loved his family. He was very family-oriented. He just gets along with everybody,” according to WDSU.
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When Jackson was not on the court or spending time with his family, he was posting about his life on Instagram to over 2,800 followers.
What was Everette Jackson’s cause of death?
Jackson’s body was first discovered on June 19, 2022, by a volunteer in Idaho.
He had gone missing just days before while tubing with his girlfriend.
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At the time, he fell from a raft into the Payette River and disappeared into the fast-moving water, according to NBC.
The sheriff’s office later released a statement saying that the river was “flowing at a rate that presents a danger to anyone not using a motorized craft.”
While his exact cause of death has not been announced, it is expected to stem from the tubing accident.Everette Jackson went missing in June while tubing on the Payette River[/caption]
What have people said about Everette Jackson’s death?
As the news of Jackson’s passing started to spread, several people took to social media to offer their condolences.
Among those users was his former teammate, Malik Criner, who wrote: “Everette Roman Jackson I love you we’ll meet again one day.”
Another user added: “So tragic. My heart is breaking for his family and friends. Praying and sending love for all involved.”
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LSU Eunice also released a statement, saying: “It is with great sadness that we have learned that the body of Everette Jackson has been found. We will share funeral arrangements after he returns home and they are made available.
“Please keep Everette’s family and loved ones in your prayers in the coming days and weeks.”