Diver Finds GoPro With Drowning Victim’s Last Moments

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In 2017, Richard Ragland was enjoying a day with friends at a Tennessee lake, when he slipped under the water and drowned. Now, diver Rich Aloha has found Ragland’s GoPro camera at the bottom of the lake. The device contained footage of Ragland’s final hours. Aloha reached out to Ragland’s family about the footage. He told Inside Edition, “They were just stunned.” He said, “I don’t think there’s ever been a more impactful find.”

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Aug 20, 2019




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Craig T
Craig T 23 hours ago
Omg, I welled up man
A Ramos
A Ramos Day ago
I hate that he is a black person because of Stereotypes but God bless him and his family
MagicalSquid 3 days ago
This reminds me of Grant Thompson 😭
Peepsly is a bot
Peepsly is a bot 4 days ago
Imagine being so happy Not even being depressed Wish
DUGTV 5 days ago
corrupted Sync
corrupted Sync 5 days ago
Am I the only one hoping it was gonna show his finale moments of like how he drowned? Nah just me okay.
Martijn Keulen
Martijn Keulen 5 days ago
He seemed so joyful in life, such a sad loss
Huqzy 6 days ago
at least the man lived a good life
noah ottomanelli
noah ottomanelli 6 days ago
poor guy was living his life
leilani 6 days ago
R.I.P.. he seemed like a fun person 😔
Luis Soltero
Luis Soltero 7 days ago
Vortex Foxx
Vortex Foxx 7 days ago
Id end my life to get that man back 😭😂😭😭💕
Hou7226 7 days ago
So.. How did he drawn? Maybe show the actual footage of that.
Gary Reilly
Gary Reilly 7 days ago
Anybody else suspicious of this? I mean, I swim. If you find yourself getting tired it's obvious. Even if he had a biological problem, his friends were just a about 10 - 15 meters away. We also never seen any footage of him in any real distress. Not being a dick, but considering it was a youtube "influencer" that found the go-pro accompanied by his underwater hollering, I think it is fair to question the validity of this find. It's not like the Police wouldn't have sent a professional team down.
Ordinary Pete
Ordinary Pete 7 days ago
That last part of the video though.. where you see him lose his balance to depth; parents and the kid the rest
dan wheeler
dan wheeler 7 days ago
Yes, yes very sad how he died... speaking of which does ANYBODY know how he died? Did he get sucked into a whirlpool? Was there a submerged cavern with an undercurrent he got too close to? Was he drunk and unable to escape the waist deep water. We all know he had a great laugh, and he was too handsome to die.... but how TF did he die? Is there a shark living in that lagoon? Was his body ever discovered? USvid news is great for filler material.
Maria Servi
Maria Servi 8 days ago
This man gave Ragland’s parents the chance to see him again one more time.
Maud aan de M8
Maud aan de M8 8 days ago
That’s so sad
KiLL DoZeR 8 days ago
Blacks cant swim confirmed LMAO
Dylan J.
Dylan J. 8 days ago
RIP young man, life is so beautiful and scary. So unfortunate man.
Ryan C
Ryan C 9 days ago
Why do people yell Woo? They sound retarded.
Funny Positive Life
Silly Richard black people cant swim.
Annabelle Rankin
Annabelle Rankin 9 days ago
He couldn't swim??
Matt D
Matt D 9 days ago
Man that news reporter is down right sexy😅
Outback Wack
Outback Wack 9 days ago
Sad day, but brings closure to his family...
Devin playlist 1
Devin playlist 1 9 days ago
I'll never understand why people who cant swim go into deep water. He didnt deserve to die like that
Devin playlist 1
Devin playlist 1 8 days ago
@Helen Holt of course. Not sure that's the case here. But dont you think there is a FAR greater chance of drowning if you cant swim? lol it's like flying a plane with no experience.
Helen Holt
Helen Holt 8 days ago
People who can swim drown all the time. They hit their head or get tangled in debris.
Wilsonhayley XD
Wilsonhayley XD 9 days ago
oooh that’s spoopy
Esther C
Esther C 9 days ago
Wow so moving I got goosebumps all over 😭🥰
JohnTheGospel 9 days ago
I sometimes misjudge my air capacity and end up almost drowning as I’m struggling to reach the surface. Some lakes have water that feels heavy when you try swim through it. Could be one of those things.
AMF87 10 days ago
The victim may be adventurous but always be careful while holding a camera by yourself or you'll end up just like him
djlogic937 10 days ago
Stop saying "the moment when" just to be more suspenseful! So dumb!
Mr. Dressup
Mr. Dressup 10 days ago
Do they not teach the word “we’re” to black people? Is acting uneducated a cultural thing?
lazer tag
lazer tag 10 days ago
I don't understand how he could have died.... It's not deep, so what killed him
hahaha lol
hahaha lol 7 days ago
lazer tag you can drown in any amount of water
george foshee
george foshee 10 days ago
Bitter, Sweet...
Ryan Whyte
Ryan Whyte 11 days ago
The man was full of life that is just so sad
Yummyleigh 11 days ago
One minute you're "living life" the next you're gone. It's so unfortunate the way non/weak swimmers have so little awareness of the dangers, even when it's obvious. 😭😭
Aaron madazz Morgan
At least he died livin life! R.i.p
mike talas
mike talas 11 days ago
He must've got cramps after eating then not waiting an hour b4 going in the water!!! Blood goes to the gastro system to digest food which takes blood away from the arms & legs!!! resulting in CRAMPS!!! So so so Sad!!! He was full of life and stamina!!!!
Christopher Marcek
Christopher Marcek 11 days ago
Thought it was gonna show final moments before someone drowning. So sad for family though..least gotta see sons final moments happy
Life of Aedan
Life of Aedan 11 days ago
Just to think I was at that same spot and that could have been me. Thankful it wasn’t and may he Rest In Peace.
I8thumper 11 days ago
Bitter sweet. At least his parents will have the memory of their sons passion and joy for life.
Alann Regino
Alann Regino 11 days ago
Jesus this is really dark
Will Stasik
Will Stasik 11 days ago
This poor guy could’ve made millions on USvid. 😔
Sharper ThanU
Sharper ThanU 11 days ago
Don’t know for sure but it looks like at 1:00 when he realized this water kinda deep. I’ve almost drowned before I know how it musta felt I got lucky I was saved. Rip to this guy god bless his soul
Matthew Madruga
Matthew Madruga 11 days ago
You can tell that he was MURDERED, that state park worker killed him
LROD NYC 11 days ago
He seemed like a vibrant individual & full of life....what a sad and horrible tragedy that eventually happened...May he RIP 💐
Nikki Harvard
Nikki Harvard 11 days ago
So sad🙏🏾🙏🏾
Rose Sables
Rose Sables 11 days ago
This is so sad. Damn😔😪
deltaZabrze1980 [ POLAND - Central Europe ]
last f....n selfie !
Yoshimitsu 12 days ago
Damn, that GoPro camera is waterproof.
Ar Dila
Ar Dila 12 days ago
What happen with that man???
Miss W
Miss W 12 days ago
So sad!!! Such a healthy young man!! Please be safe in the water people!!!!!!
Pawel Wisniewski
Pawel Wisniewski 12 days ago
Please , teach your kids swim and swim good , sooner or later they will need it
hogzilla2005 12 days ago
Aloha thank you
Miss Understood
Miss Understood 12 days ago
That is so sad. Love him, he was so happy and full of life. His family will be grateful to get those final videos.
Nate Brindabella
Nate Brindabella 12 days ago
The diver screaming underwater might be the most annoying sound in existence.
ash 12 days ago
dont take this the wrong way, but this brought joy to my heart 💕
WTF did I watch
WTF did I watch 12 days ago
A young man full of life taken away too soon may God bless his soul
J Paterson
J Paterson 12 days ago
His family and friends can now remember the day they lost Richard as him being happy and having fun. That unlike many lost to violence and sadness, Richard was living life. I hope these videos give family and friends some joy because it was their love that enabled Richard to be so honestly happy.
Nev Mi
Nev Mi 12 days ago
what happened to that guy? 🥺
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