September 17, 2014
The Red Cross says a search team in Costa Rica has resumed the hunt for a missing U.S. hiker after police spotted what may be a body floating in a crater lagoon.
Red Cross spokeswoman Noemy Coto says police photographs of a volcano lagoon at the Rincon de la Vieja national park show what appears to be a corpse floating face down.
David Gimelfarb, a 28-year-old doctoral student in psychology in
Chicago, 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.
Coto said Tuesday that bad weather has complicated efforts by a team of 18 searchers to reach the lagoon, which is 197 feet (60 meters) below the crater's edge.
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