Body Found in Area Where Swimmer Went Missing - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Body Found in Area Where Swimmer Went Missing

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Body Found in Area Where Swimmer Went Missing
    SkyForce10
    July 18, 2014: Rescue crews searched the water at Island Beach State Park, New Jersey for a missing swimmer.

    Authorities say a body has been found in waters off the Jersey Shore, not far from where a man went missing while trying to swim in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.

    But it's not yet known if the body found around 7:30 a.m. Saturday is that of 25-year-old Nicholas Guilhote of France.

    Larry Ragonese, a spokesman for the state's Environmental Protection Department, tells The Star-Ledger that a fisherman found the body near Island Beach State Park and called 911. The discovery came several hours after the Coast Guard had suspended its extensive search for Guilhote.

    Search Continues for Missing Swimmer

    [PHI] Search Continues for Missing Swimmer
    The 25-year-old male was swimming at Island Beach State Park in an area with no lifeguards on duty. NBC10's Ted Greenberg has more.
    (Published Friday, July 18, 2014)

    Guilhote was swimming with friends when he went missing shortly before noon Friday.

    Witnesses say some people on the beach went in the water and tried unsuccessfully to rescue Guilhote.