Authorities have identified a body that washed ashore in Long Branch as a north Jersey teenager who
disappeared in the surf over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Rudy Mena lived in Paterson. Lifeguards spotted his body on Saturday near where the 17-year-old was last seen swimming.

Officials say Mena was swimming with his sister and another man when they believe the teen got caught in a rip current and drowned last Sunday.

 

 

 

 

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