MLS Soccer Player Dies In Tragic Boating Accident

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At a glance

  • Major League Soccer player Anton Walkes died in a boating accident in South Florida, according to reports shared early Thursday morning.
  • Several outlets report that Walkes died as a result of a boat crash. Wales was reportedly found unconscious at the scene of a two-boat crash late Wednesday afternoon near Miami. Miami Fire and Rescue allegedly performed CPR on Walkes. He was later pronounced dead.
  • Walkes, 25, was a defender for Charlotte FC, according to MLS. Originally from England, he became a professional soccer player in 2016 after graduating from the Tottenham Hotspur’s academy.

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