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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Student Dies In European Accident

Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013 8:25am

A Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student is dead, following an accident in Spain.

Police is Seville, Spain say that Matthew Yount and another student dived off a bridge into an icy river Thursday night, after a night on the town.  One of the students was able to get out of the 45 degree water okay, but Yount didn’t surface.  The body of the 20 year old student was recovered by authorities hours later.

Yount was from the Bay Area city of Pleasanton.  He had been in Spain as part of a Cal Poly study abroad program, and was a member of Cal Poly’s Golf Team.

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