Medical examiner called to Erin Hills


June 16, 2017 – Town of Erin, WI –  UPDATE:

U.S. Open Media Alert

Spectator Update

FAR HILLS, N.J. (June 16, 2017) –  Washington County Sheriff Dale Schmidt has informed the USGA that the deceased was a 94-year old male who has appeared to have died of natural causes.

UPDATE from Washington County Sheriff: On June 16, 2017, at approximately 1:25 p.m., Hartford Rescue Personnel and Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies stationed at the 2017 US Open, were dispatched to the grandstand at Green #6, for a 94-year-old Wauwatosa man who was reported to be pulse less and non-breathing.  Rescue personnel arrived within approximately three minutes of the call and began CPR.  The subject was later transferred to an on-site ambulance, where he was pronounced deceased.  The Washington County Medical Examiner’s Officer responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.  No foul play is suspected and the death appears to be of natural causes.  Today was the man’s first visit to the 2017 US Open.


The medical examiner has been called to Erin Hills. The call came in at 2:05 p.m.

The U.S. Open is in its second day of tournament play at Erin Hills in the Town of Erin.

About 40,000 people are expected to be in attendance.

There’s no word on the circumstances surrounding the call.

No more details are being released at this time.

Neighbors are being asked to keep those at Erin Hills in their prayers.

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