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.

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