SANDY HOOK (AP) — Officials have positively identified the body of a swimmer who disappeared off Sandy Hook that has been found in the surf.

Law enforcement at Gateway Receration Area in Sandy Hook during the search for a swimmer (Monmouth County Sheriff's Office)

Gateway Recreation Area spokeswoman Daphne Yun said the body of 25-year-old Andros Vega-Pena, of Red Bank, was found Friday.

She says a fisherman spotted the body between beaches C and B around 6 a.m. Friday. That's near where Vega-Pena disappeared while swimming around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Lifeguards had gone off duty at 6 p.m.

Yun says the National Park Service is saddened by the man's death and thanks those who helped with the rescue and recovery effort.

 

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