Police are investigating the death of a kayaker found in Ocean City.
On Saturday, around 10:25 a.m., a member of the Ocean City Beach Patrol discovered a kayak floating in the ocean around 300 yards off the coast near 22nd Street.
Ocean City Beach Patrol, the Ocean City Police Department, the U.S. Coast Guard and NJ State Police all conducted a search for the missing kayaker. A short time later, they found a middle aged man floating unconscious in the ocean near 15th street.
Lifeguards pulled the man out of the water and began to perform CPR. The man was then taken to Shore Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators suspect the man entered the ocean near 21st Street around 9:30 a.m. They identified the victim as 59-year-old Gary Pasternak of Ocean City.
Police continue to investigate.
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