Pompeo says that an American from the mission in Colombia disappeared and is presumed dead

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(CNN) – Speaking Monday in Bogotá, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that a US staff member who worked in the United States Mission in Colombia had disappeared and is supposed to be dead, after an accident Sailing on Saturday.

Pompeo said they had notified the closest relatives but were hiding the person’s name for privacy reasons.

Another government official was rescued with “modest injuries” and one was flown to the United States for treatment, Pompeo said.

“For all my State Department team, Susan and I are with you in your pain,” said Pompeo.

“You have my word that the Department will do everything in our power to comfort and support those who have suffered this devastating loss.”

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