erik downes Student Missing In Costa Rica

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.

  1. Therese says:

    My condolences goes out to the family of this young man. If he was not a strong swimmer, perhaps he should not have gone out that far into the water. It is always tragic when you hear of people getting killed on vacation, especially when the body is not recoverd to help bring closure to the family.

  2. marcia B says:

    We are praying for Erik and his family. I too believe he is still alive. God can do marvelous wonders.

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