Pennsylvania college student reported missing in Bermuda, coach hopes for ‘safe return’

The Bermuda Police Service is searching for missing 19-year-old St. Joseph's University student Mark Dombroski.

Authorities on the British island territory of Bermuda are searching for a 19-year-old college student from Pennsylvania who was last seen at a bar around midnight Sunday.

Mark Dombroski was on the island on a rugby tour with St. Joseph’s University, and was last seen at The Dog House bar around midnight in the Hamilton section of Bermuda, the Bermuda Police Service said in a news release.

Dombroski was supposed to leave the island on Sunday with the rest of the team, but was not on the return flight.

Police on Monday said that government surveillance cameras recorded him walking east away from the bar where he’d been relaxing with the team, and that alcohol is not believed to have played a role in his disappearance.

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Mark Dombroski was last seen at midnight on Sunday at The Dog House, a bar on Front Street in the Hamilton.  (Google)

Authorities added that “there is concern for his well-being.”

As the team flew back to Philadelphia, head rugby coach Dan Yarusso told FOX29 he was staying in Bermuda to continue the search for Dombroski.

According to Yarusso, Dombroski’s parents have also arrived in Bermuda.

“Mark is a great kid,” Yarusso told FOX29. “We’re just hoping for a safe return.”


Dombroski, who is 6-feet tall with close-cut blonde hair, was last seen wearing a green T-shirt, khaki pants and black shoes, according to police.

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A flyer released by authorities after 19-year-old Mark Dombroski was reported missing.  (Bermuda Police Service)

Bermuda Rugby is offering a $1,000 reward for information regarding Dombroski’s whereabouts.

Saint Joseph’s is a Roman Catholic Jesuit university, which issued a statement on Monday it has been in touch with the freshman’s family and “continues to pray for his safe return.”

Archmere Academy in Claymont, Delaware, said in a tweet he was a 2017 graduate.

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