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NY teacher dies during school trip to Costa Rica

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 31-year-old teacher for a Buffalo charter school has died while accompanying students on a trip to Central America.

Officials at the Tapestry Charter School tell local media outlets that Sarah Acton was on an outing Monday in Costa Rica when she collapsed in a raft during a white-water trip. She received immediate medical attention, but attempts to revive her were unsuccessful. A cause of death hasn't been determined yet.

Acton was with 11 of her high school Spanish students on a two-week cultural exchange trip to Costa Rica. She had taught at the school for five years, and school officials say she was popular with students, staff and fellow faculty members.

The students are expected to return to Buffalo late Wednesday night. Acton's body will be returned home later this week.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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