19-year-old college rugby player found dead after he went missing in Bermuda during a team trip

  • Mark Dombrowski, a 19-year-old St. Joseph's University student, has been found dead in Bermuda.
  • Dombrowski was competing in a tournament with the school's rugby team and was last seen at a bar early Sunday morning.
  • Bermuda police confirmed on Monday afternoon that they had found Dombrowski's body.
  • Police did not announce a cause of death.


A 19-year-old college rugby player from St. Joseph's University has been found dead in Bermuda after he went missing during a trip with his team, according to the Associated Press.

Police have not announced a cause of death.

Mark Dombrowski was with the St. Joseph's rugby team competing in the Ariel Re Bermuda International 7's Tournament over the past week.

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According to the Bermuda police, Dombrowski was last seen at 1 am, early Sunday morning. The team was scheduled to return to the U.S. on Sunday.

Bermuda police released a statement saying Dombrowski was seen on cameras walking alone along a street at 1:09 am Sunday, and that he appeared to be talking on a cell phone. He was last spotted walking on a street less than a mile from the bar at 1:15 am.

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The search for Dombrowski concentrated on a wooded area known as The Arboretum near the sports center where the team had been competing, according to the AP.

Organizers for the tournament had offered a $1,000 reward.

After Dombrowski was reported missing, police distributed the flyer seen above, both locally and through social media channels.

On Saturday, the team posed for a photo on a beach in Bermuda.

Dombrowski was from Claymont, Delaware.

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