College student from Del Mar missing after France terrorist attack


A college student from Del Mar has reportedly been missing since the July 14 terrorist attack in Nice, France, that killed at least 84 people and injured dozens of others, including three students from the University of California, Berkeley.

Nicolas Leslie, a Torrey Pines High School alum who is currently attending UC Berkeley, is studying abroad and staying in student housing near the site of the attack, according to several reports, including an article by Berkeley News.

“Campus study abroad, risk services office and student affairs staff are working with fellow students in France, the program director on the ground, local officials, U.S. consular officials and the family to locate him,” the school said in a statement.

The school has temporarily suspended the 15-day program called Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe, part of the international European Innovation Academy. UC Berkeley has also offered to bring home students who wish to leave the program before its planned end date on July 24. Three students have so far decided to return home to the U.S.

Family and friends have taken to social media and asked for help finding the 20-year-old. Leslie is a junior in UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources.