Missing Swimmer Recovered In Seaside Park This Morning Identified As Howell Township Man

September 6, 2023

SEASIDE PARK, NJ (OCEAN)–Seaside Park police have identified the body found this morning as Wilmer Gomez, 31, of Howell. He was the missing swimmer from Sunday.

Reports from Sunday from Seaside and Seaside Park, numerous rescues were made that day:

SEASIDE HEIGHTS— Several swimmers in distress rescued reports of 31-year-old male missing.

Calling for Aqua Eyes sonar for missing person search. Still missing as of 8:15 p.m.

Search called off for tonight will resume in morning.

9/4/2023 Update for Seaside from Seaside Park Fire Company:

Yesterday morning at 5:21 a.m. the Seaside Park Fire Department was dispatched with zone 1 for a forest fire assignment, 4531’s crew spent 12 hours on a structural protection assignment. While that assignment was being conducted other crews responded to multiple other emergencies in town and in the State Park. These emergencies included multiple water rescues. When the crew from the forest fire returned they assisted the other 2 crews for a total of 10 emergencies for the day. Unfortunately, the final call of the day was a tragic one and someone did not get to go home with their family. Crews were on the Stockton Ave beach until after 9:00 p.m. on a recovery mission. Some of our members left their homes and did not return for 17 hours yesterday. We cannot stress enough the importance of staying out of the ocean when the lifeguards are off duty, we remind the public that today is the last day of guarded beaches in Seaside Park!

Further stories from Sunday can be found at the link below:

New Jersey State Police as well at U.S. Coast Guard Helicopters were involved in several searches this past Sunday.