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Family of US hiker disappeared in Costa Rica passes another dark anniversary
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Family of US hiker disappeared in Costa Rica passes another dark anniversary

Zach Dyer - August 11, 2015

Six years ago Tuesday, David Gimelfarb, a 28-year-old doctoral student from Chicago, Illinois, disappeared without a trace in Costa Rica’s picturesque Rincón de la Vieja National Park.…

UPDATE: Canadian girl thought missing in Costa Rica found
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UPDATE: Canadian girl thought missing in Costa Rica found

Zach Dyer - August 7, 2015

UPDATE Aug. 7, 3:20 p.m.: On Friday afternoon the family of Alysson Mercier posted on Facebook that she had been found. https://www.facebook.com/HelpFindAlyssonMercier/posts/953420661385101 Original post continues here. Relatives…

US tourist drowns off Guanacaste beach
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Missing Persons
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US tourist drowns off Guanacaste beach

The Tico Times - June 28, 2015

Update, Tuesday, June 20, 12 p.m.: The Costa Rican Coast Guard in Flamingo told The Tico Times that Mr. White's body was found near Isla de Plata. The Judicial…

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Update: Missing US tourist found dead in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - June 9, 2015

[caption id="attachment_65867" align="alignright" width="258"] (Courtesy Bristol Police Department via Facebook)[/caption] Update Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.: Richard Jean-Georges was found dead off the coast of Jacó on Tuesday afternoon,…

Rescue teams search for missing tourist in Jacó waters
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Rescue teams search for missing tourist in Jacó waters

Gabriela Diaz - June 7, 2015

Update, Monday, 11:13 a.m.: The Tico Times attempted to clarify with the Red Cross the details of the "accident at sea," and the Red Cross responded by saying only that…

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Costa Rica beach drowning victim identified as US tourist

Zach Dyer - May 26, 2015

https://twitter.com/CruzRojaCRC/status/599235339027263488/photo/1 Costa Rican law enforcement officials have finally identified a drowning victim found by the Costa Rican Red Cross on May 15. The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ)…

Rescuers find missing tourists in mountainous area near Arenal Volcano
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Missing hiker
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Rescuers find missing tourists in mountainous area near Arenal Volcano

L. Arias - March 15, 2015

Search teams on Saturday rescued two foreign tourists who were reported missing Friday after failing to return from a hike in a mountainous area in the Alajuela canton…

Father of missing hiker hopes to continue search in Panama
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Father of missing hiker hopes to continue search in Panama

Lindsay Fendt - September 17, 2014

Since 27-year-old Alaskan Cody Dial went missing after hiking in Costa Rica's wild Corcovado National Park, his father has traversed the park, repelled down waterfalls and trekked illegal…

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Costa Rica ends final search-and-rescue mission for US hiker believed missing in Corcovado National Park

Lindsay Fendt - August 26, 2014

Search-and-rescue teams wrapped up a final operation on Monday to find U.S. hiker Cody Dial, who disappeared in Costa Rica in early July. Search teams focused their…

Father continues search for Alaska hiker, believed missing in Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park
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Father continues search for Alaska hiker, believed missing in Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park

Lindsay Fendt - August 12, 2014

There are many rumors circulating in southern Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula about what happened to 27-year-old Alaska native Cody Dial, who has been missing for several weeks. While…

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