On Wednesday afternoon, a fellow Furman paladin passed away from a kayaking accident. He was wearing all of the right safety gear and took all the right measures while kayaking in the rapids, but he hit his head and was knocked unconscious for a few minutes underwater. His friends got to him as quick as they could, and tried CPR and called for help, but it was too late. While I did not know Eric Wiegel well, he is still a friend, a fellow co-worker, a fellow musician and a fellow paladin. He is part of the Furman family and we all feel the hurt of his loss. Please send thoughts and prayers to all his friends and family, his death is so sudden that only God and time can make the hurt lessen. Rest in peace Eric.