A UNC Pembroke student studying abroad in Costa Rica is missing, university officials said.
As of late Tuesday, Deon D. Greene, a UNCP junior from Rocky Mount, had not been found by the Red Cross, Coast Guard and Costa Rican authorities, who were searching waters off Costa Rica.
Greene, 21, had been studying Spanish at The National University of Costa Rica in Heredia, Costa Rica. He was last seen going into the ocean on Monday but did not resurface.
In Pembroke, Chancellor Robin Cummings has been in contact with Alberto Salom, rector of the university in Costa Rica, as the search continues. He also expressed concern for Greene’s family.
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“We have been in constant contact with those on site in Costa Rica, and we are all doing everything possible to bring Deon home,” Cummings said in a news release.