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Body of Missing Swimmer Recovered in the Ocean off of Atlantic City

The Atlantic City Police Department has identified a body found floating in the ocean on Thursday as that of a missing swimmer.

Officials received calls from people walking on the beach on Wednesday about a body that was floating in the surf. The body has been identified as that of 31-year-old Jeffrey Wilkens from Illinois. Wilkens had been missing since entering the ocean Tuesday evening near the Steel Pier.

Two Accidental Ocean-Related Deaths Reported in Sea Isle City Since Monday

The Coast Guard, State Police, and Atlantic City Beach Patrol had been searching the ocean for Wilkens since Tuesday night.

 

SOURCE: Atlantic City Police Department press release, 8/4/17

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