Body of missing Nigerian graduate Uyo Ukonne found in NJ river

By on June 2, 2014

Uyo Ukonne pictured above graduated from New Jersey City University on May 15th and then went rafting with friends a week later, only to drown in the Delaware River. 

After searching for his body for many days, his body was finally found yesterday in the Delaware River around 5.45pm. Joe Hinkes, chief ranger of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, told said his body was found 5 miles downstream from where he was last seen Sunday afternoonHis death has been ruled accidental drowning. He drowned after jumping into the river without a life jacket while on a rafting trip near Lumberland, N.Y. with friends.

Uyo pictured above receiving his diploma at the NJCU Class of 2014’s commencement ceremony at the Izod Center on May 15th. He had planned to visit his mother in Nigeria next month. So sad!

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