The Sugar Land and George Ranch communities are mourning a fallen son.

Robert Platt, 20, a University of Houston pole vaulter who graduated from George Ranch High School, died in a boating accident on Lake LBJ in Austin on June 26, according to a news release from UH. The Sugar Land native, and son of former UH volleyball coach Kaddie Platt, recently finished his sophomore season with the Cougars.

Visitation will be held Tuesday night from 5-8 p.m. at Earthman Southwest Funeral Home at 12555 South Kirkwood Rd. in Stafford, and the funeral service will take place Wednesday morning at River Pointe Church in Richmond.

“We are saddened to learn of the passing of  GRHS alumus Robert Platt,” read a tweet from the George Ranch High School Athletic Booster Club. “Our condolences to everyone who knew him.”

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