- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - A coroner has identified a Dickinson College student as the apparent drowning victim in a central Pennsylvania creek.

The Cumberland County coroner says 18-year-old Jigme Nidup’s body was pulled from a creek in North Middleton Township on Sunday afternoon. That’s near Carlisle, about 20 miles west of Harrisburg.

College spokeswoman Christine Dugan says Nidup was an international student from Bhutan. He was a freshman studying business.

Friends tell police that Nidup was swimming across Conodoguinet (kaw-nah-daw-GWIN’-et) creek with friends on Saturday when he went under the water and didn’t resurface.

Crews searched for his body Saturday, then resumed Sunday morning.

Police say the creek is 30 feet deep in places.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday.


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