Ben Abels

 

 

Age: 33

 

Summary: real estate broker and prospective member of the Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse in Evanston, Illinois who was among one of more than 20 American tourists reported missing and presumed dead in the devastating South Asian Tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean and killed over 2,300+ people during the tidal wave while vacationing with his traveling companion Libby North during a two-week trip to Asia at his vacation bungalow near a beachfront resort in Thailand.

 

 

Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami

 

Born: October 7, 1971

 

Died: December 26, 2004

 

Location: Koh Phi Phi, Thailand