Missing Ohio Swim Coach Brogan Dulle Found Dead

Missing Ohio swim coach Brogan Dulle was been found dead late Monday evening, according to Cincinnati police.

21-year old Brogan Dulle, a student at the University of Cincinnati and a swim coach with the HealthPlex Sea Wolves and Turpin Hills swim teams in Ohio, went missing last week after friends say he retraced his steps around 2 A.M. while looking for a lost cell phone.

Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell says that late Monday the landlord of a building in Cincinnati called to report a possible breaking-and-entering at a renovation site. There, officers found the body of Dulle in the basement. Though they declined elaboration, police said that they do not suspect foul play, and their initial reaction is that it was “self-inflicted.”

No official cause of death has been decided upon by the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office when we contacted officials earlier today.

A statement from the family posted on the “Help Find Brogan Dulle” Facebook page reads:

We cannot express in words our gratitude for all the love and support we have received. No act by the thousands of volunteers and supporters in Cincinnati and beyond has gone unnoticed, and we wish we could thank each and every one of you in person. We want to especially recognize Brad Gilpin for closing Gilpin’s restaurant this past week so that it could serve as the home of the search team. We also want to thank all of the volunteers who helped us search for Brogan. Lastly, we have never been more proud of our home town and because of you and the support of our family and friends, we have been able to get through the past week. We love you all.

You may have seen in the media information around the details of Brogan’s passing. We are devastated and we ask that you respect our need for privacy during this difficult and tragic time as we come to grips with this information. We need to grieve, cry, hug and cry some more with our family.

Brogan, we will always love you and we miss you deeply. We are still a family of eight. It’s just that now one of us is being carried inside the rest of us.

A vigil was hosted at the Cincinnati Zoo on Tuesday evening.

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So sorry to hear this. Prayers to his family and team.


Why is there never any sympathy for the people who find these traumatic cases & all the personnel who had to follow through ?


The point is valid – it would be traumatic to discover the remains and we should think of the first responders and everyday people who make the discovery – I think the words you used however, were insensitive. Perhaps rephrasing the thought would be better.


How insensitive are you? You want pity for everyone. How tough our world is! A man just died. Let us have focus, if only for a little while.

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