TEL AVIV (LEX 18) – Israeli media confirm that a body has been found near where a 19-year-old UK student went missing.
According to the Times of Israel, the body was found early Monday morning near the site where TeNiya Jones was swimming in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday night with two other students.
Jones and two others were caught in a riptide near the shore. Her friends were able to make it back to shore.
The students called Israeli officials who initiated a major search and rescue effort. On Monday, a body that Israeli police say is the student washed up on the shore.
The University of Kentucky has made arrangements to send Jones’ mother to Tel Aviv.