Police said a body was recovered Sunday morning near the search site of a missing swimmer last seen the night before.
NYPD and FDNY search teams were dispatched Saturday evening to Far Rockaway after reports of a missing swimmer were made around 9:30 p.m.
Police said witnesses described hearing the screams of a swimmer in the waters off Far Rockaway before they disappeared.
The NYPD confirmed a woman in her 60s was found on the shoreline Sunday morning around 7 a.m. The medical examiner will determine her cause of death.
Officials were not ready to confirm if the woman recovered Sunday was the missing swimmer that prompted search efforts.