College student reported missing after going swimming in Israel

31 July, 2018, 02:21 | Author: Essie Rivera
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A University of Kentucky student studying overseas this summer in the Middle East is missing following a swimming accident in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Reports say a body has been found in the Mediterranean sea near where 19-year-old University of Kentucky student TeNiya Nora Jones went missing over the weekend. One of the students reported that they got caught up in a strong current and were pulled out.

They also contacted UK Police and the study overseas program's coordinator, the Council on International Exchange (CIEE), which is based in Portland, Maine.

Thomas-Mora said that her daughter knows how to swim but prefers walking the beach.

JerusalemMore than a day after an American teen disappeared while swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, search teams near Tel Aviv have discovered a body.

Jones, a University of Kansas sophomore, was wrapping up a seven-week exchange program in Amman, Jordan, where she studied Arabic, according to the Lexington Herald Leader.

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According to family members those friends were a 20-year-old woman from Washington, D.C. who also attends the University of Kentucky and a 21-year-old man from IL who attends West Virginia University.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with TeNiya, her family and the students and others impacted", said Kentucky President Eli Capilouto. Jones, who was majoring in biology and also studying Islamic Studies, was due to enter the University of Kentucky's pre-med program next month.

"We are doing everything possible to provide whatever support is needed", the statement added. "I hope and pray for her that she's somewhere fighting", Dunbar High School coach Guy Thomas, who coached her in track for years, tells the News-Press. All three swam toward shore, Thomas-Mora said Bull told her, but Jones couldn't be found there.

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.

"She was supposed to start on August 23", Thomas-Mora said through tears.

The release also stated the university is arranging for Jones mother and grandfather to be transported to Tel Aviv. This is a developing story and will be updated.

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