Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 3/18/14

Isaac Griffith, a redshirt freshman receiver at Indiana is in critical condition after being involved in a swimming accident while on spring break in Florida, reported indystar.com.The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said the incident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday. Griffith, fellow IU football players Ty Smith and Nick Stoner, and a fourth person, Mitch McCune, are all listed in the report.The four went swimming at Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota. The report states alcohol had been consumed.During their swim, a strong current began to pull all four away from the shore. According to the report, Griffith "was taken approximately 15 yards past the swim buoy, where he started to go into distress."McCune pulled Griffith back to shore and administered CPR while 911 was called. Sources said Griffith was unconscious but had a pulse, and that his breathing was "short and sporadic."Griffith was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and his CAT scan results "came back normal, which is promising."Griffiths’ father, Shannon, the head football coach at Manchester College, released a statement on Twitter saying that his son was caught in an accident ” involving a rip current ” while with friends on spring break in Sarasota, Florida. He says his son was in a medically induced coma is “stable but still critical, at this point.”Griffith was a member of Indiana's 2013 recruiting class. He set several receiving records at Homestead High School near Fort Wayne before becoming the first player to commit in that class for IU coach Kevin Wilson. He had 37 touchdown catches in high school and was an all-state player as a senior.

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