Linto Philip, an Indian international student at the University of Texas at Dallas drowned last Saturday when out kayaking with friends on Lake Ray Hubbard.

Philip was 23 and studying for a Master’s degree.

He was in a group of five kayakers, who all capsized. Two swam to shore, and the other three, including Philip, were pulled on board by a nearby boater.

A friend who was with Philip said he “drifted into troubled waters and capsized”.

Emergency services arrived and attempted life saving measures, but Philip was unresponsive.

Water safety for international students

Too many international students are drowning. It happens too often in many of the most popular international study markets, in particular Australia, the US and New Zealand.

Water sports and activities are a fun part of the experience of international study. To stay safe, be sure to understand the risks, and your own abilities, before you go in to the water.

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Source: Dallas News