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Former Nottingham Forest footballer Derrick Otim dies aged just 24 by drowning in US lake 

Former Nottingham Forest footballer Derrick Otim dies aged just 24 by drowning in US lake

  • The star player drowned in Lake Keowee, South Carolina, US reports say
  • Nottingham Forest FC posted a tribute to the footballer saying ‘rest in peace’
  • Player Matty Cash has also posted on twitter describing him as a ‘top lad’ 

Former Nottingham Forest footballer Derrick Otim has died aged 24 after he drowned in a lake in the US.

The English-born star drowned in Lake Keowee, South Carolina, according to reports in America.

Nottingham Forest FC has posted a tribute to the player, saying: ‘Rest in peace, Derrick.

Derrick Otim, 24, drowned in Lake Keowee, South Carolina, according to local reports

Derrick Otim, 24, drowned in Lake Keowee, South Carolina, according to local reports

They continued: ‘NFFC are saddened to learn of the passing of former academy player Derrick Otim.

‘The thoughts of everyone at the club go out to his friends and family at this tragic time.’

Star player for the club Matty Cash has tweeted in tribute: ‘RIP del, can’t believe I’m writing this.

‘Such a top lad who always brought a smile to everyone’s face when around him.’ 

Nottingham Forest FC have posted a tribute to the player who went to their academy

Nottingham Forest FC have posted a tribute to the player who went to their academy

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