BANGKOK - Police in Thailand have recovered the body of an Arizona State University student who went missing after a late-night swim off a resort island.
Police tell The Associated Press that Joshua Shane's body washed ashore Thursday afternoon local time. Authorities said said Shane appeared to have drowned at Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand.
The 21-year-old ASU student disappeared after he went swimming with at least three friends Tuesday night. The university said he had been studying abroad.
Police said a teacher accompanying the students confirmed his identity and that Shane was wearing the same shorts and T-shirt as when he was last seen.
Shane was a junior and sustainability major at ASU.
"ASU is deeply saddened and we offer our condolences to the family and friends of Joshua Shane," wrote ASU spokeswoman Julie Newberg in an email.
He and the group of ASU students were in Phuket after visiting Bangkok and Chiang Mai, according to Phuket Wan Tourism News.
Newberg said one of the students is returning home early. The rest of the group will return when the trip ends on June 19.
Faculty members warned the students about strong riptides, Newberg said.
The Phuket Gazette reported that sources told them the students were not warned about the dangers of swimming in the area.
Phuket Wan said that this was the sixth death in four weeks at Patong Beach.
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