CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

News

Tragic End For 2 Missing Swimmers In New Jersey

(credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

(credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES

From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up

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.

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams: Don’t Go Swimming After The Beach Closes

asbury park search Tragic End For 2 Missing Swimmers In New Jersey

Authorities conduct rescue operations Wednesday in Asbury Park. (credit: Deb Cote)

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.

(TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)