Liberty University student dies in Indonesia during internship

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A Liberty University student has died while in Indonesian on an internship, according to the university.

Liberty was notified Saturday that student Timothy Adams drowned while in Indonesia completing his academic Global Studies internship.

The university says Adams and others were swimming in the ocean when they were caught in strong currents. They say Adams helped to save the lives of others before he was swept away in the current.

Authorities conducted a search and rescue mission. They could not save Adams, but they did recover his body.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to Timothy’s family and friends,” President Jerry Falwell said. “All who knew and loved Timothy are in our hearts and prayers. Timothy was clearly living as a Champion for Christ. By all accounts, his death was simply a tragic accident.”

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