Two bodies recovered from Jersey Shore waterways

    A New Jersey State Police boat.

    A New Jersey State Police boat.

    Rescuers have recovered two bodies from Jersey Shore waterways this weekend. 

    On Saturday, rescuers in southern New Jersey recovered a body along the Tuckahoe River in Corbin City while searching for a man who had been seen jumping into the river in Upper Township Thursday.

    A New Jersey State Police spokesman said a civilian discovered the body along the river in Cape May County and called police around 3 p.m. 

    According to a state police release, a 20-year-old male was with a group of friends and jumped off a railroad bridge for fun. He was spotted struggling to stay afloat, and a rescue attempt by a swimmer was unsuccessful. 

    To the north in Ocean County, authorities said a body was discovered in Lakewood’s Lake Shenandoah Sunday morning.

    Local and state authorities had been searching the lake since Friday evening after a man was seen wading in and then appearing to be in distress.

    Numerous dive teams from throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties responded.

    Officials didn’t immediately identify the body Sunday.

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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