Body of United Kingdom student found after accident in Mediterranean Sea

TeNiya Nora Jones Missing: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Now Israeli officials, who have been frantically looking to locate University of Kentucky student TeNiya Nora Jones, say a body has been found, reports WKYT.

On Saturday night, Jones and two other students were swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. Jones had disappeared off a beach in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bat Yam after entering the water for a late-night swim with two friends and getting caught in a rip current in the Mediterranean. Her friends were able to make it back to shore.

Jones, from Fort Myers, Florida, is a biology major who is also studying Islamic Studies, her university said. Less than eight hours later she received a call from CIEE: Council On International Educational Exchange, which offered the study overseas program through the University of Kentucky.

UK Education Abroad officials are now making arrangements for Jones' mother and grandfather to travel to Tel Aviv.

Like most teens, Jones posted to social media, sharing photos shortly before her swim.

Jones had been an athlete at Fort Myers' Dunbar High School, winning 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles county and district titles before taking silver in the events at regionals.

A University of Kentucky student spending the summer in Jordan has gone missing after she was swept out to sea while swimming at a beach in Israel just days before she was scheduled to return home. The program is based in Amman, Jordan, and Jones' group included seven United Kingdom students and two from West Virginia University.

UK President Eli Capilouto released a statement, offering thoughts and prayers to Jones, her family, and students impacted by the situation.

"She worked her (butt) off", said Jones' mother, Tosha Thomas-Mora. "We will do everything possible to provide whatever support is needed", Capilouto said.

She traveled to the region as part of a study-abroad program focused on the Arabic language, according to UK. Meyers, Florida has been studying in a summer program overseas.

Her body was found on Monday.

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

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

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