Texas Tech University

Texas student falls to death during hike in Russia

Christopher Brennan

June 18, 2018

NY DAILY NEWS - Elmer Arrieta took fatal tumble while hiking on a Texas Tech University study-abroad trip on Olkhon Island in Russia on Saturday.

An American college student fell to his death after a hiking trip in a remote region of Russia.

Elmer Arrieta, a 27-year-old graduate student at Texas Tech University, was hiking with a group of fellow students on Olkhon Island in Siberia's Lake Baikal when he fell on Saturday, according to the University of Texas at Austin, which ran his program.

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