The two other swimmers managed to swim back to shore, but Jones went missing.
The body of a University of Kentucky student who went missing in the Mediterranean Sea during her study overseas trip was found Monday morning, according to The Times of Israel and the News-Press.
The students called Israeli officials, who are now conducting a primary search and rescue effort.
Thomas-Mora said she had exchanged text messages with her daughter at 3:30 p.m on Saturday.
University officials said in a news release Sunday it happened this weekend in Tel Aviv, Israel, when three students, including 19-year-old TeNiya Elnora Jones, a United Kingdom sophomore from Ft.
She and her friends - including several students from her school and West Virginia University - made a decision to take a weekend trip to Israel before returning to the U.S. next week. "We will do everything possible to provide whatever support is needed". The university said she and three other students traveled to Tel Aviv for the weekend.
After the other two students had come to shore and realized Jones was missing, they contacted Israeli officials, then the program coordinator for the Council on International Exchange (CIEE). She is participating in an overseas summer program focused on the Arabic language.
Jones, who was majoring in biology and Islamic studies, had just earned a spot in her school's pre-med program, her mother Tosha Thomas-Mora told The News-Press of Fort Myers.
"She was supposed to start on August 23", Thomas-Mora told the News-Press.
Thomas-Mora and her father (Jones' grandfather) will meet with officials searching for Jones on Monday, July 30th. She said Jones told her she was "in for the night". "That's not like her", Davis said.
Jones was in the International Baccalaureate program at Dunbar High School, Thomas-Mora said. But "the furthest I've known her to go is to stand and wade at the shore of the water and take pictures". A cousin tweeted recent photos of her on Sunday, urging anybody with information on her to get in touch.
Capilouto said university officials with the travel overseas program had been working to immediately transport Jones' family to Tel Aviv after her disappearence.