Body of missing GW student found in South Africa

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The body of the missing George Washington undergraduate student who was doing a study abroad program in South Africa was found Friday, GW University said.

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Nicholas Upton, a junior at GW University was found five days after he was last seen swimming off the coast of the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa, a statement from the Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs Peter Konwerski read.

"Our hearts go out to Nick's family and friends. He touched many during his time at GW, and he will be missed," Konwerski stated.

The Division of Student Affairs is offering support to any students who have been impacted by the news. Faculty and staff have access to the Assistance Program, the university said.

Mental Health Services within the Colonial Health Center can be reached at 202-994-5300; students who have academic concerns can reach out to their academic advisers; those who are concerned about a member of the GW community, including parents, can complete a CARE Network Report form.

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