- Associated Press - Thursday, July 27, 2017

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - An 18-year-old tourist from China has been found dead in Washington state a day after going missing from a youth camp.

The Bellingham Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2w34hHf ) that Bin Wang was with a tour group from Seattle that was visiting Camp Firwood as part of a longer U.S. trip.

Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo says Wang was found in the water Wednesday by a dive team after his shirt, shoes and other clothing were found the day before near a trail. Elfo says Wang did not know how to swim.

The executive director of the organization that operates Camp Firwood, Tom Beaumont, did not know Wang’s hometown in China.

Beaumont says Wang was the first death at the youth camp since it opened it 1955.


Information from: The Bellingham Herald, https://www.bellinghamherald.com

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