Fort Lauderdale woman missing at sea in St. Thomas

As authorities in St. Thomas continue looking for a Fort Lauderdale woman who was swept out to sea by rough waters Friday as she was vacationing with her boyfriend, her parents and other relatives have arrived at the island, according to family friends.

Savannah Rae Finn, 22, is a student at Florida International University. Her parents, Ray and Julie Finn, two siblings and two uncles are now in St. Thomas, according to Michael and Karen Hull, longtime friends and neighbors of the Finns.

“The family is obviously devastated, destroyed by this. There are no words in this type of situation so we just let the family know that we are there for them,” said Michael Hull.

The Hulls said they have been texting with Julie Finn as she made her way to St. Thomas on Sunday.