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Body Found Off Jones Beach ID’d As Missing Surfer Zachary Gottfried

Jones Beach (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Jones Beach (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

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BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Police say a body that was found off Jones Beach earlier this week has been identified as missing surfer, Zachary Gottfried.

Gottfried has been missing since Sept. 8 when he disappeared under the water while surfing with another man in 10-foot waves at Gilgo State Park.

The Coast Guard, New York State Park Police, Nassau and Suffolk County police and other agencies have been searching for Gottfried since he went missing.

Officials had recovered his surf board and paddle soon after he disappeared.

Park police said his body was found on Monday and was identified on Tuesday.