June 14, 2022
UPDATE: Sources tell MidJersey.News that a body was found in the water just off the beach at Island Beach State Park just after 12:00 p.m. today and a recovery operation was underway. Check back for updates.
A NJDEP Spokesperson did verify that a body was found at 11:05 a.m.
Updated with the latest information:
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–A spokesperson from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection stated that a multi-agency search for a 59-year-old woman reported missing late yesterday after entering the ocean at Island Beach State Park resumed this morning. Coordinated by New Jersey State Park Police, agencies participating in the search efforts are the U.S. Coast Guard, New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit, Berkely Township Police, the Ocean Beach Fire Department, the Seaside Park Fire Department, the Seaside Heights Fire Department, the Lavallette Fire Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office. New Jersey State Park Police were made aware of a missing person in the A22 area of the park around 8:20 p.m. Monday. A man reported that his wife had entered the water south of A22 and had not returned. A search was immediately launched on land and on the water. The search was suspended at midnight and resumed at 8 a.m. today.
Earlier MidJersey.News story here:
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