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.
Hamzah Alsaudi, a San Francisco State student, disappeared Thursday during a "polar plunge" at Esplanade Beach in Pacifica, California, police said in a news release. https://t.co/eQ8o7Zp4Y4
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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.