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Remains of 2015 drowning victim found

Yellowstone National Park has identified the remains of a Chinese man who likely drowned in 2015.

Officials believe Feiyang “Isaac” Xiang, 21, was a seasonal concessionaire employee in Yellowstone. He was last seen being swept down the Yellowstone River in the northern section of the park on July 23, 2015. Search efforts at the time did not turn up any sign of Xiang.

In February 2018, human bones were discovered near the site of the drowning. The remains were sent to the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification for DNA testing. In June 2019, the park received confirmation the remains were those of Xiang.

Xiang’s family was notified in June and returned to the park in July to collect his remains. They have now returned to China.

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