San Francisco State Wrestler Hamzah Alsaudi Goes Missing After Polar Plunge

San Francisco, AUG 17: Exterior view of the San Francisco State University on AUG 17, 2018 at San Francisco, California


A San Francisco State University wrestler has gone missing after going for a swim off a California beach last week.

According to a report from the New York Post, 22-year-old Hamzah Alsaudi went for a polar plunge with some friends when he was swept away from shore after being hit by a large wave. Alsaudi was pulled under the water before being swept away.

Pacifica police, lifeguards, and the Coast Guard searched for Alsaudi using “drones, aircraft, and a surface vessel” after his friends called 911, but they were unable to locate the college sophomore.

Sadly, the search was called off on Friday, and search efforts will not resume this weekend.

“I write to you with a heavy heart,” San Francisco State said in a statement. “At this time, we have been told that authorities are no longer actively searching for Hamzah, and he is considered missing.”

Alsaudi was studying political science with a minor in Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) Studies.

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