Far Rockaway

Body Recovered on Far Rockaway Shore Near Search for Missing Swimmer

NYPD and FDNY search units responded to Far Rockaway for a reportedly missing swimmer
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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.

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