Officials call off search in India for missing Minnetonka hiker

The official search for the body of a Minnetonka man in India has been called off. Dozens of people have looking for 20-year-old Thomas Plotkin since he fell from a trail above the Gori Ganga River last month.
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The official search for the body of a Minnetonka man in India has been called off. Dozens of people have looking for 20-year-old Thomas Plotkin since he fell from a trail above the Gori Ganga River last month.

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A 20-year-old Minnetonka man visiting India was missing and presumed dead Saturday after he fell 100 yards while hiking above the Ganges River. The family of Tom Plotkin says he’s been missing since Thursday.

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