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Student from Slovakia drowns at New Jersey Beach after going in the water naked with her boyfriend

By Mason White 4:45 PM August 2, 2017
Zuzana Oravcova
Zuzana Oravcova
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A woman from Slovakia, who came to the United States on a summer job program, drowned after going naked in the water in middle of the night, according to police in New Jersey.

24-year-old Zuzana Oravcova and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Thomas Kadlec, both came to the United States on a J1 Visa program, which is run by the U.S. State Department.

Oravcova worked at the Sweet Shop on Jenkinson’s Boardwalk at Point Pleasant Beach. On Sunday, at around 2:00 a.m., Oravcova and her boyfriend went into the water naked.

They were both caught in a strong rip current. Kadlec managed to get out of the water and called for help.

Police and the U.S. Coast Guard began searching for Oravcova, and her body was found late Sunday night on Ocean Beach II.

The National Weather Service said that the waves were 6 feet high all weekend, prompting a warning that swimmers stay out of the water.

Police said that the drowning appeared to be an accident and no charges will be filed.