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.


    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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