‘Devastating loss’: US diplomatic official presumed dead after boating accident in Colombia

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a American diplomatic staffer from the United States Mission in Colombia has gone missing and is presumed dead after a boating accident.

“To my entire State Department team, Susan and I are with you in your grief,” Pompeo said on Monday. “You have my word the Department will do everything in our power to comfort and support those who have suffered from this devastating loss.”

The incident, which left other people involved with “modest injuries,” occurred on Saturday. One of the people hurt in the accident was airlifted to the U.S. for treatment. The name of the missing State Department employee has not
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