HEREDIA, Costa Rica (WNCN) – A junior at UNC Pembroke has been missing in Costa Rica since Tuesday, the University said.
Deon D. Greene is studying abroad at The National University of Costa Rica in Heredia, Costa Rica. Heredia is just north of the Costa Rican capital San Jose.
The University said it was contacted Sept. 7 regarding Greene's disappearance.
Greene went into the ocean and did not resurface.
The Red Cross and the Coast Guard are actively searching for Greene, the University said.
"The university has prioritized attention to this difficult situation, and we are devoting all that is needed," he said. Dr. Alberto Salom, rector for The National University of Costa Rica.
UNC Pembroke Chancellor Robin Cummings said the University has been in constant contact with those helping find Greene in Costa Rica.
"The Red Cross, Coast Guard, Costa Rican authorities, and locals who are searching have our most sincere gratitude. As new information comes to us, we are sharing with the family and others as appropriate," Cummings said.
Greene was studying Spanish through a partnership between UNC Pembroke and the International Student Exchange Programs.
A Facebook page believed to be Greene's shows he attended Northern Nash High School in Rocky Mount.