Florida Teen Believed to Be With Coach Found Safe in NY

Authorities say a missing 17-year-old Florida girl who was believed to be with a soccer coach from her school has been found safe.

Caitlyn Frisina was found safe in New York, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. No other details were given.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Tuesday issued a missing child alert for Frisina, who was last seen in Lake City and was believed to be with 27-year-old Rian Rodriguez.

Rodriguez was the head boys’ soccer coach at Fort White High School for the Columbia County School District, NBC affiliate WTLV reported. The District released a letter stating that Rodriguez has been suspended pending the investigation.

Frisina was believed to have left her home of her own accord and left behind her phone, which she fully erased, authorities said. She also withdrew $200 from an ATM in St. Mary’s, Georgia, on Sunday.