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Missing 21-year-old UMass Dartmouth student found deceased is being remembered



A UMass Dartmouth student found deceased on Tuesday is being remembered.

Mark Fuller, Chancellor at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, announced that Flordan “Flo” Bazile, a Charlton College of Business undergraduate student, has passed away. Flo was a member of the Track & Field Team and was named Little East Conference Track Athlete and Track Rookie Athlete of the Week for the past two weeks for his recent performances. His coaches and teammates described Flo as hard-working, energetic, a champion, and a great friend.

The 21-year-old sophomore was last seen at Pine Dale Hall dormitories on campus at approximately 2:00 a.m. on Monday.

An extensive water and ground search resulted in Bazile’s body being located in the Acushnet River.

Bazile was being remembered as a kind-hearted soul and a great friend who was a great athlete as his accolades mentioned above testify.

No foul play is suspected.

If you are struggling or just need someone to talk to, dial 988 to reach the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

The Counseling Center is open for students from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the after-hours Support Help Line can be reached at 508.910.4357. The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life has campus ministers from several faith traditions who provide confidential pastoral counseling and can be reached at 508.999.8872.

Faculty and staff needing support are encouraged to access the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) program for free counseling by calling 844.393.4983 or visiting their website and entering the ID: UMASS.

Plans to honor Flo’s memory and celebrate his life are expected.

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