Deon Greene
Deon Greene

QCOSTARICA – The body of a missing American Deon Greene was recovered Friday.

Greene, studying abroad at The National University of Costa Rica in Heredia, went missing last Sunday in the area of Quepos.

The Costa Rican Coastguard (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas) said they found the body floating in Playa Linda de Matapalo, in Quespos, at 10:50am Friday morning.

The 21 year-old UNC Pembroke student was last seen around 5:00pm last Sunday (September 6), a riptide blamed for his disappearance, after Greene went into the ocean and did not resurface.

The Coastguard, Cruz Roja (Red Cross) and Fuerza Publica (Police) had been carrying out an intensive search of the area around Quepos since daybreak on Monday.

According to the Cruz Roja, Greene is the 88th aquatic accident fatality so far this year.

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