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01/05/2011 04:26 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Erik Downes Missing: Oglethorpe Student Disappears In Costa Rica

An Georgia college student has gone missing while studying abroad in Costa Rica.

Erik L. Downes, a junior at Oglethorpe University, was swimming near Playa Dominical when he disappeared, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The student allegedly got caught in a riptide.

According to My Fox Atlanta, Downes is an active student at Oglethorpe, serving as vice president of the student government association and leading the student senate and majoring in pre-med.

The search for Downes is ongoing.