Cal Poly student dies in swimming accident
November 23, 2013
A 20-year-old Cal Poly business administration junior died Thursday during a swimming accident in Spain.
Matthew Yount was returning from an evening of drinking with three friends when he jumped from a bridge into the Guadalquivir River at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 21.
Another student jumped with Yount but survived the strong currents and 45 degree water. Yount’s body was found several hours later.
Yount, a member of Cal Poly’s golf team, was a 2011 graduate of Foothill High School in Pleasanton.