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Memorial for UC Riverside student is Saturday

February 18, 2011

A memorial service will take place in Garden Grove on Saturday for a 22-year-old UC Riverside student who drowned in Newport Bay earlier this month, according to school officials said.

The service in memory of Alan Sun-Long Lin starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Crystal Cathedral, 12141 Lewis St., and is open to the public, said Annie Wu, a friend of the family.

Lin, who grew up in Irvine, disappeared after leaving Rudy's Bar and Grill on the Balboa Peninsula. He was seen leaving the restaurant alone about 1 a.m. Feb. 5. Eight days later, his body was found floating in the water near the Bluewater Grill.

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Newport Beach police believe the incident did not involve foul play. They are waiting to receive toxicology results, which take about 6 weeks.

Lin will also be honored in May during an annual UCR ceremony that commemorates those in the campus community who have died.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Alan Lin Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 9186 Newport Beach, CA 92658.

—Joanna Clay

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