Body of SC medical student missing while on mission in Peru found

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UPDATE:

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WJBF) — The body of a University of South Carolina student who went missing a couple of days ago in South America has been found.

Seth Thomas, 24, was working in Peru through a clinical program at Augusta University.

On June 23, he went on a hike by himself in the Andes Mountains, but never returned.

The U.S. Embassy in Peru was assisting in the search efforts.

School officials say it appears Thomas died in a hiking accident.

The 24-year-old was scheduled to return to the United States next week.

USC is offering counseling to any students and faculty affected by this tragedy.


COLUMBIA, S.C. (WJBF) — A University of South Carolina medical student working through a clinical program at Augusta University is missing in South America.

Seth Thomas, 24, is on a short-term medical mission in Peru.

Friday afternoon, he went on a hike by himself in the Andes Mountains.

He was scheduled to return from his hike before sundown.

Friends and law enforcement have been searching for him since Saturday afternoon.

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Thomas was scheduled to return to the United States next week.

The U.S. Embassy in Peru is assisting in the search efforts.

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