B.A.S.S. mourns death of WKU angler Johnathan Brian

COLUMBIA, S.C. — As previously shared, two boats were involved in an incident on Thursday of last week, resulting in injuries, during the practice round for the Bassmaster College Series event on Lake Murray. On Friday, two of the three anglers who were hospitalized were released.

Authorities have since confirmed the death of Western Kentucky angler Johnathan Brian.

“We are all heartbroken to learn the news of Johnathan’s tragic death,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Chase Anderson.

B.A.S.S. will continue to support the ongoing investigation into the incident.

About B.A.S.S.B.A.S.S., which encompasses the Bassmaster tournament leagues, events and media platforms, is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting-edge content on bass fishing whenever, wherever and however bass fishing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 500,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), TV show, radio show, social media programs and events. For more than 50 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.