Deon Greene - Facebook photo
Deon Greene – Facebook photo

QCOSTARICA – The search continues for American Deon Greene, in Costa Rica studying at the Universidad Nacional (UNA), who disappeared while swimming at Playa Linda, Quepos on Sunday.

The Cruz Roja (Red Cross), working with the Fuerza Publica (police) and Guardacostas (Coast Guard) are continuing their search.

Greene was studying Spanish in Costa Rica in partnership between the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the International Student Exchange progams.

Greene was reported missing Sunday afternoon around 5:00pm. Authorities believe he was dragged out to sea by a rip current.

Also on Sunday (September 7),  19 year-old Beger Jonas Maximilian, a German national visiting Costa Rica, also went missing in the area of the Portalón riven, in Quepos. The disappearance was reported around 1:00pm after the young man was last seen swimming in the river. His body was recovered Monday morning by divers.


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