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Florida Woman Missing After Falling into Sea

A search for a 22-year-old woman who fell into rough water at Peterborg Point Friday evening was suspended Saturday night and was expected to resume Sunday morning, the V.I. Police reported.

The missing woman was identified as Savannah Rey Finn of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who was visiting St. Thomas with her boyfriend and two others.

According to the police report, at roughly 6:08 p.m. officers were dispatched to Peterborg Point in response to a report of a woman who had fallen into the sea water. Arriving at the scene, the officers contacted several witnesses who were vigorously attempting to rescue  Finn.

Chief Liston Thomas of St. Thomas Rescue and rescue members joined officers from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources to also assist with the search.

Thomas said during the rescue, Finn went face down into the water and appeared to be lifeless. He said the high surf and rough waters prevented his members from rescuing the victim during the search.

Finn disappeared into the treacherous wave waters and did not resurface.

According to witnesses, Finn and her boyfriend were washed off from the rocks into the sea. The boyfriend managed to climb onto the rocks and was rescued, the police said.

The search for Finn was suspended at approximately 8 p.m. Friday and resumed at roughly 5:30 a.m. Saturday. DPNR enforcement officers and VIPD officers continued the search of Peterborg Point, but were unable to find her. The search was ended at approximately 5:32 p.m. and was scheduled to resume at 5 a.m. Sunday.

Investigation and search continue in this matter. 

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