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A college football star died after a horrific cliff diving accident in Oklahoma on Saturday. Brexten Green's body was found in Grand Lake, where he was with friends.
His school paid tribute to the 20-year-old athlete, saying he was 'always there for his teammates.'
Authorities received a call around 6.30pm about a man not resurfacing after cliff diving in the Dripping Springs area of Grand Lake, KFOR reported. Green's body was later found 31 feet below the surface. Dripping Springs is only 36 feet deep according to the Oklahoma Wildlife Department.
Grand Lake does allow cliff diving at Dripping Springs, according to Candlewyck Cove Resort.
'Dripping springs is where the Grand Lake boaters come to jump from the bluff or just to watch the other adventurist visitors do it,' reads the resort's website.
'On the big weekends you can find hundreds of boats full of fun loving folks rafted up here. Come see where the action is in the number one party cove.'
Green's cause of death is currently unknown.
Brexten Green's body was found in Grand Lake on Saturday, where he was cliff diving with friends
Authorities received a call around 6.30pm about a man not resurfacing after cliff diving in the Dripping Springs area of Grand Lake. The 20-year-old's body was found 31 feet below the surface (pictured: Green (middle right) with his friends in Las Vegas in July 2021)
DailyMail.com has attempted to contact the Grand River Dam Authority, who responded to the incident, for comment.
According to the young man's obituary, he went cliff diving with friends, but once 'going under the water, he never resurfaced.'
The Cashion, Oklahoma, native was honored by his Emporia State football team on Saturday, who said he was a 'great teammate who cared so much about this football program.'
'It showed in his competitive spirit, his work ethic and his willingness to be there for his teammates. He will always be a part of our Hornet football family,' football coach Garin Higgins said in a statement on Saturday. 'He was committed to being the best player he could