A search is on for an Oglethorpe University student who went missing while on a trip in Costa Rica. Erik Downes was swimming with his classmates when he was swept up in a riptide. The other students made it safely to shore, Erik never resurfaced. Oglethorpe University Dean Michelle Hall says that they still believe Eric is alive.
Students are expected to return to Atlanta Sunday. The university will provided counseling to help them cope with Erik’s disappearance.