Search On For Florida Woman Who Was Washed Into the Atlantic
The search continues for a Florida woman who was swept into the Atlantic on Friday by rough seas.
Savannah Rey Finn of Ft. Lauderdale was pulled into the ocean along with her boyfriend while they vacationed in St. Thomas, officials say.
Finn's boyfriend was able to scramble back to shore and was rescued, according to NBC Miami.
Officers arrived at the scene around 6 p.m. to find several witnesses who were vigorously attempting to rescue Finn.
St. Thomas Rescue was joined by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources to help in the effort. Chief Liston Thomas told St. Thomas Source that Finn went face down into the water and appeared to be lifeless over the course of the operation.
The recovery operation was suspended at 8 p.m. on Friday and resumed on Saturday morning then continued on Sunday.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page called "Bring Savannah Home" has been started by Finn's friends.
"Savannah, being the adventurous spirit she is, went exploring on some rocks on the edge of the island," the page reads.
"Not knowing how dangerous this area was, a large wave washed her and her boyfriend off. Tragically she was unable to fight the strength of the ocean."
The fund had raised over $3,000 as of Sunday afternoon. Interested donors can click here.