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

The teen's mom was told that she went swimming and had not returned

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

On Monday morning, the Times of Israel reported that the Jones was found.

The family of a 19-year-old University of Kentucky student who went missing in the Mediterranean Sea is preparing to travel to Israel after officials found the body of a young woman in the water.

One of the students involved reported that they got pulled in by a strong current. Officials said the other students were able to make it back to the shoreline.

Israeli media confirm that a body has been found near where a 19-year-old United Kingdom student went missing.

The university said Jones was part of a group of exchange students in the region to study Arabic.

United Kingdom assistant professor of English DaMaris Hill said Jones had a great interest in Arabic and Middle Eastern studies, and she made an impression on him after she introduced herself after her first class meeting.

Her mother told the News-Press that Jones was in the International Baccalaureate program at Dunbar High School in Fort Myers. "I wish to talk to you about what's happening in Tel Aviv and give you some updates", Bull said in a recorded message.

The University of Kentucky says a student studying overseas went missing while swimming with friends in the Mediterranean Sea. She said Jones told her she was "in for the night". She was due to return home to Fort Myers, Florida, in a week.

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

The University of Kentucky student was finishing off a study-abroad program in Jordan with a weekend break in Israel with friends when tragedy struck. The US Embassy in Israel said it has been providing consular services to Jones' family. "We will do everything possible to provide whatever support is needed", Capilouto said. "She wouldn't take a risk like that".

Students contacted the UK Police and the Council on International Exchange, the program's coordinator, which is based in Portland, Maine.

"She was supposed to start on August 23", Thomas-Mora told the News-Press.

Thomas-Mora says her daughter is a "decent swimmer", but that she's never actually seen her daughter go in further than her knees.

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