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Man's body recovered from ocean off Jones Beach

September 12, 2011 6:35:00 PM PDT
A man's body has been recovered off a Long Island beach and authorities are trying to determine if he is a surfer who went missing last week.

The New York State Park Police say the body of a man who appeared to be about 30 was recovered Monday afternoon from the ocean off Jones Beach. He was wearing a wetsuit and had no identification.

The medical examiner will now try to determine whether he is Zachary Gottfried, a 31-year-old surfer last seen in the water off Gilgo State Park, seven miles to the east, on Thursday.

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