COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A University of South Carolina student who is on a trip in Peru was found dead from a hiking accident, according to university officials.
Seth Thomas' family has now established a fundraiser so that his body can be brought home for burial.
On Sunday, USC said in a statement that Thomas was working in a clinical program through Augusta University with a Peruvian non-profit to improve women's health.
The university sent the following statement, confirming his death:
Officials said Thomas left to go on a hike on Friday and never returned.
In a Facebook post on Saturday, Seth's father asked for prayers.
Thomas' family has started a fundraiser asking for help in bringing his body back for burial. If you'd wish to donate, click here. The family has requested privacy at this time.