Missing Swimmer Found Dead on New Jersey Beach: Police - NBC New York

Missing Swimmer Found Dead on New Jersey Beach: Police

The woman was swimming with a group of friends off of a private beach in Highlands when they noticed she was missing, police said

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    Missing Swimmer Found Dead on New Jersey Beach: Police
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    • A 37-year-old woman was found dead on a New Jersey beach after she went missing while swimming late Saturday night, police said

    • The woman was swimming with a group of friends off of a private beach in Highlands when they noticed she was missing, according to police

    • The Medical Examiner will determine how she died. An investigation is ongoing

    A 37-year-old woman was found dead on a New Jersey beach after she went missing while swimming late Saturday, police said.

    Melissa Fries, 37, of North Bergen, was swimming with a group of friends off of a private beach in Highlands when they noticed she was missing, according to police.

    Her friends reported her missing around 11:15 p.m., police said.

    Police officers, the Highlands Fire Department, a state police helicopter and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the scene soon after.

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    Fries was found dead on the beach where she was reported missing just before 6 a.m. Sunday, according to police.

    The Medical Examiner will determine how she died. An investigation is ongoing.

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