University Of Kentucky Student Missing In Israel After Late-Night Swim

The body of Te Niya Elnora Jones was found by authorities Monday morning on the beach of Tel Aviv

The body of a University of Kentucky student who went missing in the Mediterranean Sea during her study overseas trip was found Monday morning, according to The Times of Israel and the News-Press. Jones' body washed up early Monday morning, The Times reported. She and two other students on Saturday went for a swim in the Mediterranean Sea when they got caught in a rip current. "The furthest I've known her to go is to stand and wade at the shore of the water and take pictures".

Bull, reached by telephone, said the U.S. Embassy and the Israeli authorities are assisting and working with a search-and-rescue team to locate Jones.

The release also stated the university is arranging for Jones mother and grandfather to be transported to Tel Aviv. Her family confirmed to the Fort Myers News-Press that the Florida native was found dead.

According to one of the students, a strong current pulled the three of them out deeper to sea while they were swimming.

Jones, who was majoring in biology and Islamic studies, had just earned a spot in her school's pre-med program, her mother Tosha Thomas-Mora told The News-Press of Fort Myers. "We are in continual contact with Teniya's family, officials in Israel, officials from the State Department and our Congressional delegation, to provide all the support we can for the family, students and others involved". Companies such as CIEE commonly coordinate education overseas involving university students, who work with the USA and other universities and arrange travel, logistics, and accommodations. Seven of those students are from the United Kingdom and two from West Virginia. "We will do everything possible to provide whatever support is needed", Capilouto said.




Her body was found on Monday.

Thomas-Mora said she had exchanged text messages with her daughter at 3:30 p.m on Saturday.

"She was supposed to start on August 23", Thomas-Mora said before breaking down in tears.

Sue Roberts, who leads the University of Kentucky's International Center which houses the Education Abroad and Exchange programs, will also be traveling to Israel to meet with Jones' family and those searching for her.

Jones' cousin Jean Davis, one of about 50 distraught relatives who had gathered in Thomas-Mora's home on Dupree Street on Sunday, said she doesn't think Jones would have gone swimming at midnight.

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