First Responders Recover Body of Missing Swimmer in A.C.

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -

There is a development in the case involving the swimmer who was reported missing from an Atlantic City beach.

On Thursday, August 3rd, members from the Atlantic City Police Department, Fire Department, and Beach Patrol raced to the beach, in the 500 Block of the Boardwalk, after reports came in that a body was floating in the ocean.

Crews recovered the body of 31-year-old Jeffrey Wilkens, from Illinois, who had been missing since Tuesday, August 1st, after he entered the ocean near the   Steel Pier around 8:15 p.m. and never returned.

After searching throughout the night and into the next day, the United States Coast Guard suspended their rescue efforts on Wednesday night.

This marks the third swimming death in Atlantic City this summer, including two teens who were swept away and killed by a rip current in June.


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