Police say a security guard has been found dead at the site of the 2022 US Open soccer tournament

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Police in Massachusetts are investigating the death of a security worker who was discovered Wednesday morning at The Country Club in Brooklyn – This year’s US Open website.

The Norfolk District Attorney’s Office said in a statement on Wednesday that a 60-year-old man was working a security shift during the night. On the golf course It was discovered by co-workers after it appeared to fall “from a rooftop area behind a tent that did not have a railing”.

A view of the 18th hole of the country club in Brooklyn, Massachusetts, on May 2, 2022.
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“While the evidence available at this time is not inconsistent with the accidental fall, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has accepted the case and will determine the cause and manner of death,” the statement continued.

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The USGA issued a statement in the wake of the incident, which occurred a week before the start of the US Open.

The Brooklyn country club will host the 2022 US Open from June 13-19.

The Brooklyn country club will host the 2022 US Open from June 13-19.
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“USGA is very saddened by what happened at our tournament site overnight,” The statement, via NBC Boston, said. “This is an active investigation and we are working closely with local authorities to determine what happened.”

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The Country Club also issued a statement saying it was “deeply saddened by this tragedy”.

Evening shades cover the 18th green from The Country Club in Brookline during the US Open on June 20, 1988.

Evening shades cover the 18th green from The Country Club in Brookline during the US Open on June 20, 1988.
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Batch 122 of the US Open Returning to Brookline for the fourth time in history And for the first time since 1988.

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