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Missing US College Student's Body Washes Ashore in Israel

TeNiya Jones drowned after being caught in a rip current
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2018 12:44 PM CDT
A beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, is shown on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.   (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

(Newser) – The Florida 19-year-old who was caught in a rip current during a Tel Aviv beach swim Saturday has been found dead. TeNiya Jones, a University of Kentucky sophomore who was studying in the school's exchange program in Jordan, took a weekend trip to Israel with two friends before her planned return to the US Friday, USA Today reports. Her friends were able to escape the current and get to shore during the late-night swim in the Mediterranean and alerted authorities that Jones was missing. Her body washed ashore early Monday, the Times of Israel reports. Jones' mother also lost her 22-year-old son to a double homicide in December. (Read more drowning stories.)

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