NEW YORK Aug 24 Lifeguards and dive teams in
California on Sunday recovered the body of a 17-year-old
exchange student from Ghana whose kayak capsized near San Diego,
Abdul Razak Shanun's body was spotted near San Diego's
Mission Bay during a search, San Diego Lifeguards said.
"It is believed that the kayaker was not wearing a life
jacket," before he capsized, lifeguards said in a tweet.
Shanun had rented the kayak on Saturday, heading out on the
west side of Mission Bay where he capsized and drowned,
It was unclear whether he had a life jacket in the kayak,
and if so, why he chose not to wear it.
The teen was an exchange student at Balboa City School,
local media reported.
(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath)