Dusty Hicks

 

Age: 17

 

Summary: up-and-coming competitive swimmer at Woodford County High School in Kentucky who was a promising member of the school's swim team and was expected to have a successful college athletic career, but who suffered neck injuries and became paralyzed after he jumped into a pond on July 4, 2007.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound

 

Born: March 11, 1990

 

Died: February 17, 2008

 

Location: Louisville, Kentucky