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Student Drowns in River Raft Accident
(2007-08-21)
(wgvu) - UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. (AP) - A Saginaw Valley State
University student from Africa drowned in a weekend river-rafting
accident.
A memorial service for Abou Traore (ah-BOO' tray-OR'-ray) is
scheduled for tonight on campus.
The 23-year-old Traore was a biology major from Senegal. He was
among a group of students and staffers who went rafting Saturday on
the Rifle River in Arenac County.
The group was about 50 yards short of completing its rafting
trip when Traore became separated from his inner tube and
disappeared under the water.
Arenac County Sheriff Ronald Bouldin says Traore was in the
river for about 20 minutes before he was found. He was pronounced
dead at a hospital in nearby Standish.

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