A 42-year-old yoga teacher from Pennsylvania died this week when she was swept out to sea in the Dominican Republic — the eighth American tourist death reported in the country in recent weeks.
Surely Miller’s body was recovered by a local fisherman Wednesday after she vanished from a beach the day before in Cabarete, Dominican Today reported.
The mom of three went out for a swim Tuesday near the coastal province of Puerto Plata before she was dragged out to sea by a rip current and carried more than two miles from the coast, according to the report.
Miller owned a studio named Surely Yoga in Slatington, where she also taught classes that “aim to help others to intelligently know and heal their bodies,” according to her bio.
She said she previously studied in New York, Miami, Orlando, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.
Our local yoga community is mourning the loss of one of its own. Surely Miller, 40, died after getting caught in a rip current in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Miller owned a yoga studio in Slatington. (Photo from Facebook) @brcnews13 pic.twitter.com/7Yd39lHtPt
— Alyssa Kratz (@AlyssaKratzNews) June 13, 2019
Another local studio where she taught, Tribe Yoga, confirmed her death Wednesday in a Facebook post.
“Honoring our beloved friend and teacher Surely Miller tomorrow,” the studio said, adding that they will hold a class “dedicated to her beautiful spirit.”
Friends and students also took to social media to mourn the teacher’s death.
“Just heartbreaking. Surely Miller was so full of love and life. She will be greatly missed,” Rebecca Olesen wrote on Facebook.
Friends launched a GoFundMe page that will raise money for her three sons, 15-year-old Dylan, 13-year-old Miles, and 10-year-old Preston.
“Surely has blessed so many of us with her warm healing touch and the best thing we can do for her now is to make sure her children are taken care of,” the page said.
SOURCE: NEW YORK POST