HCSO Searching For Missing HSU Student – June 21, 2011
The search continues for the missing Humboldt State University student, Jian Kang, 21 years old, from the City of Renqiu, Hebei Province China. Kang was swept away by the Trinity River at Tish Tang Campground, Hoopa, Sunday afternoon 06-19-2011 around 4:30 p.m. in front of his friends, after slipping while wading into the river.
The missing Chinese student has been identified as Jian Kang, 21, a biology major at HSU for the last two years. The university’s Center for International Programs has been in contact with Kang’s family, and HSU is planning to provide lodging on campus when the family arrives from China. Support is also being provided by the Office of Student Affairs. Affected students seeking counseling services are encouraged to dial the Student Affairs number at (707) 826-3361.
Humboldt County Search and Rescue team members utilizing a watercraft, along with Hoopa Valley Tribal Police continue to check the Trinity River from Tish Tang campground down stream. Aircraft from the California Highway Patrol, and United States Coast Guard Humboldt Bay Air Station is assisting in the search.
The Chinese Embassy in San Francisico contacted the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office on 6-22-2011. The Embassy is assisting Kang’s family members with travel arrangements to Humboldt County.