Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Team searches Costa Rica park for missing U.S hiker

San Jose, Costa Rica (AP) - The Red Cross says a search team of 30 people is still hunting for a U.S. student who disappeared two weeks ago while hiking in a mountainous park in Costa Rica.

Red Cross official Carlos Gutierrez says the searchers have been combing the Rincon de la Vieja national park looking for 28-year-old David Gimelfarb, a doctoral student in psychology in Chicago.

Gutierrez said Monday that Gimelfarb entered the park Aug. 11 and park rangers began searching for him that day after his car was the only one left in the parking lot.

U.S. Embassy official Eugene Santoro says two Black Hawk helicopters and their crews from a U.S. military base in Honduras helped in the search last week but there are no plans for them to return.

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