Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

File-This July 31, 2013, file photo shows Sophia Bush, left, and Dan Fredinburg arriving at the Do Something Awards at the Avalon in Los Angeles. Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25, 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
File-This July 31, 2013, file photo shows Sophia Bush, left, and Dan Fredinburg arriving at the Do Something Awards at the Avalon in Los Angeles. Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25, 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) – Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.

Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company’s director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees hiking Mount Everest. The other three, he added, are safe.

Google would not give further details. The company says it has launched a “person finder” tool for Nepal to help people find loved ones and “is working to get updated satellite imagery to aid in the recovery effort.” Google says it is committing $1 million to the quake response.

Fredinburg started at Google since 2007. He served as product manager and the head of privacy at Google X.

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