Florida college student TeNiya Jones drowned while swimming in Israel

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The four students were part of a group of seven United Kingdom students, and two students from West Virginia University, based in Amman, Jordan, for the summer for a program focused on Arabic language.

The body of a 19-year-old Fort Myers woman who was studying overseas was recovered early Monday in Tel Aviv, Israel, after she was believed to be pulled to sea by a rip current and drowning, according to the Times of Israel. According to The Times of Israel, the body of Jones washed up in Tel Aviv early Monday. One of the students later said they were caught in a strong current and pulled out to sea, the university said. Two of the students were able to make it back to the shoreline, Jones did not.

The students called Israeli officials, who are now conducting a primary search and rescue effort. That effort is ongoing.

'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. "We will do everything possible to provide whatever support is needed".

Jones is one of nine students studying in Jordon on an exchange program.

The families of the students involved and the students in the program have been made aware of the situation.

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"There were other students present in Tel Aviv", with Jones, he said, and they are "naturally concerned for the well-being of their friend".

Jones mother, Tosha Thomas-Mora, told the News-Press she received a message late Saturday night that said daughter was missing. She later received a call from the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, according to the News-Press.

The release also stated the university is arranging for Jones mother and grandfather to be transported to Tel Aviv.

Jones study-abroad program was scheduled to be completed this week, United Kingdom said in its release. She was due to return home to Fort Myers, Florida, in a week. She said Jones told her she was "in for the night".

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

'The furthest I've known her to go is to stand and wade at the shore of the water and take pictures'. They found a body Monday morning. A cousin tweeted recent photos of her on Sunday, urging anybody with information on her to get in touch.

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