Search for missing UI student ends

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 07, 2011 7:20 AM

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Officials in India have called off the search for a University of Iowa student who fell from a trail while hiking near the Gori Ganga River nearly two weeks ago.

UI junior Thomas Plotkin, a 20-year-old from Minnetonka, Minn., was studying abroad near Munsiyari, India with the National Outdoor Leadership School when he reportedly lost his footing while on a 10-kilometer hike with a group of students.

Officials presumed him dead soon after the accident.

According to a Thursday release from the school, authorities have asked people in nearby villages to "remain vigilant and notify them if they see any signs of [Plotkin's] body."

— by Sam Lane

In today's issue:

comments powered by Disqus

Privacy Policy (8/15/07) | Terms of Use (4/28/08) | Content Submission Agreement (8/23/07) | Copyright Compliance Policy (8/25/07) | RSS Terms of Use

Copyright © The Daily Iowan, All Rights Reserved.