Canadian Olympian Daundre Barnaby dies in swimming accident at national team camp

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Canada’s track and field team has lost one of its most promising young sprinters.

Daundre Barnaby, who competed for Canada at the 2012 London Olympics, died in a swimming accident at a national team training camp in St. Kitts on Friday. He was 24.

“He was a very nice guy, he had ‘peace love and unity’ as his slogan for the team,” said Peter Eriksson, Athletics Canada’s head coach. “And he was a very important part of our 4×400 relay team, and also he had a great future as a 400-metre runner. We expected a lot from him in the years to come.”

The runner from Brampton, Ont., was swimming recreationally with teammates when he disappeared. Eriksson said he apparenlty lost his footing and was dragged away by an undertow.

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