Greenwich Man Dies In Rock Climbing Accident In Africa

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut native who attended the University of Pennsylvania has died after a rock climbing accident in Africa.

Relatives of 20-year-old Oliver Pacchiana told the Greenwich Time newspaper that he was killed Sunday when he fell during a rock-climbing expedition in Namibia while on spring break.

The Penn junior from Greenwich was studying abroad this semester in South Africa.

Nolan Pacchiana, said his brother wanted to see as much of the world as he could. He said the family was going to visit his brother in South Africa in May and still plans to make the trip.

Oliver Pacchiana graduated from Greenwich High School in 2010 and was enrolled in a master’s program in mechanical engineering at Penn.

A funeral service is planned for Saturday afternoon in Greenwich.

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