U of I student missing in Brazil

A University of Illinois student is missing after going swimming in rough water in Brazil.

Twenty-year-old Richard Fu was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean with two other students when he drifted away from shore.

Brazilian authorities believe he drowned, and they’re looking for his body near Rio de Janeiro.

Fu has been studying crop sciences at the U of I in Champaign.  He was studying abroad in Brazil and he had been there for only a few weeks.


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