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Pacific Northwest PGA Section president among 8 killed in 2-plane crash

Sean Fredrickson, 48, and his 3 children are among the dead when their floatplane collides with another aircraft and plunges into an Idaho lake

Reported: By the PGA of America, that Sean Fredrickson, the president of the Pacific Northwest PGA Section, was among at least eight who were killed Sunday when two planes collided over Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho, the PGA confirmed in a news release, citing news reports. Fredrickson, 48, the head professional at Oswego Lake Country Club in Lake Oswego, Ore., died with his three children when the tour plane in which they were passengers crashed into another plane, plunging into the water. Fredrickson and his children were among five passengers and the pilot onboard a floatplane operated by a tour service. The Kootenai County (Idaho) Sheriff’s Office and other local authorities were working to recover all of the bodies and notify next of kin of the other victims. Before being hired at Oswego Lake last year, Fredrickson worked for 14 years at Tualatin (Ore.) Country Club. He was described by the PGA as “a rising star” in the organization. “His positive spirit and joy for the game of golf was contagious,” Bryan Fisher, Oswego Lake’s general manager, told The Oregonian’s Matt Cohen in a story published Monday.

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