Tragic End For 2 Missing Swimmers In New Jersey
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The body of the second of two swimmers who went missing along different areas of the Jersey shore has been recovered.
State Police Lt. Stephen Jones says positive identifications have not been made, but the body is believed to be that of 18-year-old Bestavros Faris of Bayonne, who disappeared while swimming in Seaside Park. Three other swimmers he was with were rescued, but Faris couldn’t be found.
The body was recovered by state police divers around 1 p.m. Thursday in the ocean off Seaside Park.
A body believed to be that of a 23-year-old man from Irvington was recovered about 200 yards offshore in Asbury Park Thursday morning.
Seaside Park’s lifeguards began their season Thursday. The swimmer in Asbury Park went missing in the early evening Wednesday after lifeguards had gone home for the day. The search was eventually called off Wednesday night, but rescuers picked up the search Thursday morning.
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A New Jersey State Police boat with SONAR detected the body of the 23-year-old in 15 feet of water 200 yards off the 2nd Avenue beach.
Divers from the Asbury Park Fire Department retrieved the body.
The state police, Coast Guard and others helped in the search.
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