Coast Guard locates body of missing kayaker near Heislerville, New Jersey

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PHILADELPHIA – A Coast Guard response boat crew recovered the body of a missing man in the vicinity of Thompson Beach near Heislerville, New Jersey, Wednesday morning.

“We extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends impacted by this loss,” said Capt. Scott Anderson, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay commander. “We would also like to thank our state and county partner agencies and first responders for their extraordinary efforts during this search.”

A combined effort of air and surface assets from the Coast Guard, New Jersey State Police, and Cumberland County Fire/Rescue teams began searching early Tuesday morning following a report of a missing kayaker who set out Monday afternoon.

Coast Guard search and rescue team members collectively searched 582 square nautical miles since the search began.

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