- Associated Press - Sunday, July 30, 2017

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) - Authorities have suspended their search for a European woman who disappeared while swimming in waters off the Jersey shore.

Point Pleasant Beach police say 24-year-old Zuzana Oravcova, of Slovakia, was reported missing around 2:25 a.m. Sunday.

Oravcova had been swimming with 23-year-old Thomas Kadlec, also of Slovakia, when both began struggling in the high surf. Kadlec was able to return to shore, but Oravcova soon disappeared.

The Coast Guard was notified and began searching for Oravcova from the water and the air. The search was suspended Sunday evening.

The National Weather Service had issued a warning about dangerous rip currents along the Jersey Shore this weekend. The advisory had spurred many towns to ban swimming at their beaches.


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