Anton Walkes, a defender for Major League Soccer team Charlotte FC, died at the age of 25 from injuries sustained in a boating accident, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said in a statement.
FWC around 3 p.m. On Wednesday, FWC officials attended two vessel accidents near the Miami Marine Stadium Basin. Wax was unconscious and received CPR after being pulled to shore by Miami Fire Rescue. “Mr. Wax was transported to an area hospital and died while receiving treatment.
Our thoughts are with Mr. Wax’s family, friends, and fans at this difficult time,” the statement said. FWC said the investigation is ongoing. Charlotte FC confirmed the “tragic and heartbreaking” death in a statement.
“Charlotte Football Club can confirm the tragic and heartbreaking news that defender Anton Walkes has died early Thursday morning in an accident in South Florida,” a Charlotte FC statement read. It touched everyone.
“He will be missed by many and our thoughts and prayers are with Anton’s family at this heartbreaking time,” Tepper said. “The club offers its full support to all those affected during this period of mourning.” Walkes came through the youth ranks of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur before playing for Portsmouth and Atlanta United.
Walks moved to the United States to join Atlanta on loan in 2017, the team’s first MLS season, and then joined the club permanently in 2020 after another spell at Portsmouth. Walkes joins Charlotte FC for the 2022 MLS season. Walkes joined Charlotte FC this past season.
Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images North America/Getty Images. “We are heartbroken to learn of the tragic passing of Anton Walkes,” his former club Atlanta United FC said in a statement. “An early member of Atlanta United, Anton was the epitome of a great teammate with a personality that lit up every room he entered.
“He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. On behalf of everyone at Atlanta United, we send our deepest condolences to Anton’s family, friends, and Charlotte FC. Charlotte FC sporting director Zoran Kraneta said the club was “heartbroken” to lose “a truly incredible father, a loving man, and an outstanding human being.”
“Anton embodies what it means to be a part of the Charlotte Football Club, and our entire community is mourning this tragedy,” Krneta added. “The impact he made in the locker room and throughout Charlotte will never be forgotten.
We are thinking of his lovely family at this time and fully support them in every way imaginable.