The Daily Tar Heel

Serving the students and the University community since 1893

Saturday May 27th

UNC student dies after being pulled from Eno River

A UNC student from Greensboro has died after being pulled from the water at the Eno River State Park last week.

Karriem "Eric" Ahmad Jenkins Jr., 20, studied psychology and English and comparative literature with a creative writing focus. He was the 2016 valedictorian at the Middle College at N.C. A&T. 

Jenkins was swimming with friends on Wednesday, May 15 when he went underwater. He died Thursday, May 16 at Duke Hospital. 

Memorial services were held on Tuesday, May 21 at the Perry J. Brown Funeral Home in Greensboro. 

To get the day's news and headlines in your inbox each morning, sign up for our email newsletters.


The Daily Tar Heel Women's Tennis Victory Paper

Special Print Edition

Games & Horoscopes

Print Edition Games Archive