Body identified as missing swimmer from New Jersey

June 15, 2011 4:11:08 AM PDT
Authorities have identified a body as the New Jersey teenager who disappeared last week after getting caught in a rip current.

Bradley Beach Police Chief Leonard Guida said a family friend identified the body as Naisere Nelson. An official identification is pending an autopsy on Wednesday.

The 15-year-old's body was seen floating beneath the Ocean Avenue Bridge in Avon before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The bridge is about 1 1/2 miles south of Bradley Beach. That's where the Neptune Township High School sophomore was last seen swimming with friends before he was pulled out to sea on Thursday.