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Houston man Aamir Ali found dead in Canyon Lake after going missing during camping trip

Authorities had been searching for Ali, a 22-year-old former University of Houston student, since he was reported missing on Saturday.

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The body of Aamir Ali, the 22-year-old Houston man who had gone missing during a weekend camping trip in the Texas Hill Country, was found Wednesday in Canyon Lake, according to authorities.

The Comal County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Facebook post that Ali was found at about 2 p.m. Wednesday by a search-and-recovery dive team and pronounced dead by a local justice of the peace. The sheriff’s office and Texas Game Wardens had been searching for Ali since Saturday morning, when he was reported missing by friends and his clothes and cell phone were found on the ground near the lake, which is about 50 miles north of San Antonio.

Ali was on a camping trip with friends at Potters Creek Park, close to where his body was found, and told them at about 9 p.m. Friday that he was going for a walk, according to a Facebook post by his older brother, Qasim Ali.

“We have gotten closure – grateful for all the help received from everyone,” Qasim Ali wrote in another post Wednesday. “It’s time to heal.”

Aamir Ali was a Houston resident and former student at the University of Houston. He had last been enrolled there in the spring of 2021, according to university spokesperson Chris Stipes, who said Ali was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing.

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