23-year-old Linto Philip came to the United States four months ago to enroll for master’s degree at UT.
A young Indian student in Dallas, Texas, met with a tragic end when a kayaking trip went wrong. Linto Philip was kayaking with his friends on Saturday afternoon at Lake Ray Hubbard when his kayak drifted into troubled waters. According to the Dallas police, the kayak capsized after it hit the troubled waters.
The Dallas Fire-Rescue crews were called out to the lake and they located the missing kayak along with Philip’s body. He was recovered and taken to a hospital where he died. Philip’s body has been taken for medical examination. The other kayakers are doing okay.
Philip came to the United States four months ago to enroll for a master’s at University of Texas in Dallas.
Philip’s parents, Susan Philip, P.M. Philip, are from the village of Pennukkar in Chengannur, in Kerala’s Alappuzha district. They both live in Dubai.
Dallas News, quoting one of Philips friends, Harsh Gosar, reported that Philip was earning a master’s degree at University of Texas in Dallas. According to a LinkedIn profile, Philip studied Master of Science in Supply Chain Management.
Philip’s body will be flown to India after a viewing at the Sehion Mar Thoma Church in Plano, Texas.
Lake Ray Hubbard, formerly known as Forney Lake, is a freshwater reservoir in Dallas and is a popular local recreation spot.