I’m very sorry to say that one of my namesakes recently died prematurely. Aaron Ortiz of Easton, Massachusetts, drowned at a football camp last week, aparently from physical exhaustion. He was only 15. The group had been exercising heavily before going swimming. What more terrible is that his brother, Adam,
who is a lifeguard (See comments for correction) was with him at the time and was unable to save him.
If any friends or family of Aaron should read this, I am very sorry for your loss. I have also lost a teenager in my family recently, and can share your grief.