1 UI student missing in Brazil; another passes away

By Anthony Antoine | aantoine@wcia.com

Published 06/26 2014 04:52PM

Updated 06/26 2014 05:22PM

BRAZIL -- A University of Illinois student is missing. UI officials say 20-year old Richard Fu went swimming in the Atlantic Ocean with two friends Saturday. They made it back safely, he didn't.

Police are still looking for him. His family went to Brazil this week. Fu's professor is saddened by the news.

Also in that country, 29-year old Ashley Walls was a UI graduate student. She died Monday from an illness she may have caught while there.

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